Barrier Island Re-Entry Passes

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Special Operations Division
Support Services Bureau
-Information Technology

Cities/Communities that will require the Emergency Access Permit:
Belleair Beach
Belleair Shore
Clearwater
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Shores
Madeira Beach
North Redington Beach
Redington Beach
Redington Shores
St. Pete Beach
Tierra Verde
Treasure Island

What:
In an effort to assist citizens in obtaining their Barrier Island Re-Entry passes, deputies will be out in the community registering residents at various locations throughout the next month. The Barrier Island Re-Entry Program was established in an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large scale mandatory evacuation and to keep trespassers from easy access to property.

The program requires residents of the barrier islands to obtain a free Sheriff’s Office Emergency Access Permit to re-enter an evacuated area.

In addition to the below locations, residents are still able to obtain their Barrier Island Re-Entry passes through their municipal government.

When:
Registration for the program is effective immediately via the participating cities/communities. Deputies will be assisting residents with registration at various locations and events throughout the next month.

Where:
Deputies will be setting up registration tables at various events and City Halls throughout the participating barrier island cities/communities.

Eleven cities and the Tierra Verde community will require the Emergency Access Permits.

There are a total of nine entry points to the barrier islands.

Why/How:
In an effort to assist citizens in obtaining their Barrier Island Re-Entry passes, deputies will be out in the community registering residents at various locations throughout the next month. The Barrier Island Re-Entry Program was established in an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large scale mandatory evacuation and to keep trespassers from easy access to property.

In addition to the below locations, residents are still able to obtain their Barrier Island Re-Entry passes through their municipal government.

Deputies will be setting up registration tables at the following locations on specific dates/times:

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Beach Community Center – 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Redington Beach Town Hall – 105 164th Avenue, Redington Beach

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Madeira Beach City Hall – 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Indian Rocks Beach City Hall- 1507 Bay Palm Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach

Additional dates and times will be posted as needed.

Photo ID and proof of residency are required to obtain permits and registration must be done in person. A total of two permits will be issued per household; businesses may require additional permits and will be handled on a case by case basis by the issuing cities. Home and business owners are encouraged to provide their tenants with the permits for their use in the event of an emergency evacuation.

When an order is lifted, law enforcement posted at the various access points will scan the permit to verify permit validity prior to granting access; as well as to record entry and exit.

Residents are still able to obtain their Barrier Island Re-Entry passes through their municipal government.

For additional information regarding registration, residents are asked to contact their respective municipalities; or to visit http://www.pcsoweb.com/emergency-access-permit

 

 

Posted by Spencer Gross Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:31:00 AM Categories: General News

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