Application for Regional Access Parking Permit

Town residents and property owners are encouraged to apply for their parking permits through this website. You will then be notified when they are ready to be picked up at the Police Department. 

Permits can be picked up (or applied for in-person, if needed) Sunday-Thursday from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.


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.

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 online at, 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.