Application for Regional Access Parking Permit

Current Season Parking

The 2023 paid parking season will begin on Saturday, April 15 and will run through Sunday, September 17. Parking pass applications for Emerald Isle taxpayers are now available online beginning March 1 or in person at the Police Department at 7500 Emerald Drive, beginning April 1. 

Handicapped/100% Disabled Vet, Purple Heart or Emerald Isle Business Owners are eligible for one free permit. Supporting documentation must be uploaded when applying for your permit. 

 You will need a current vehicle registration(s) and driver’s license when applying for your permit.

Please note, LSVs (low-speed vehicles) are able to park in golf cart parking spots year-round, but do require a $50 parking permit that can be obtained through the Emerald Isle Police Department. Please call 252-354-2021 for additional information.

You will receive an email when your sticker is ready to be picked up. 

Obtain a Parking Permit

Emerald Isle taxpayers are eligible to receive 2 annual free parking permits for the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and Western Ocean Regional Access. The parking permits will be granted only for vehicles registered in the name of the taxpayer and are not transferable. The permit decal must be for the current year and be permanently affixed to the driver's side windshield. Improper placement of decals may result in paying the parking fee, confiscation or possible citation. Lost or confiscated permits will not be reissued. Decals from previous years must be removed. 

The sticker cannot be obtained at the regional beach access facilities and must be obtained prior to visiting the regional beach access facilities. To obtain your parking permit, please visit the Emerald Isle Police Department or call 252-354-2021 if you have questions. Please note: You will need a current vehicle registration(s) and driver's license when applying for your permit.

Apply for your Regional Beach Access Parking Pass here starting March 1.