For barrier island residents and businesses:

In an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large-scale mandatory evacuation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the barrier islands have joined forces to provide free Emergency Access Permits to all businesses and residents of the barrier islands. Once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, Emergency Access Permits will be required to re-enter an evacuated area. There are nine entry points to the barrier islands. Access will be limited based on the closest entry point to your residence.

You will be asked to hang the permit from your vehicle’s rearview mirror for re-entry post-evacuation. Law enforcement officers will be posted at entry points where they will scan the barcode on your permit to verify your residency. With your help, we will can keep trespassers from accessing your property.

Click Here To Register

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Residents from any listed barrier island communities can register directly with their local city government during its general office hours.


Belleair Beach — 727-595-4646 or

Belleair Shore — 727-593-9296 or

Clearwater — 727-562-4242 or
Clearwater Residents can register at the Clearwater Police Department Headquarters located at 645 Pierce Street, Monday - Friday from 8:00am until 9:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Click HERE to visit Clearwater Police Department's website for additional locations and sign up times for Clearwater Residents.

Indian Rocks Beach — 727-595-2517 or

Indian Shores — 727-595-5414 

Madeira Beach — 727-391-9951, 727-391-3400 or

North Redington Beach — 727-391-4848 or

Redington Beach — 727-391-3875 or

Redington Shores — 727-397-5538 or

St. Pete Beach — 727-363-9206 or

Tierra Verde — 727-864-6709
Permits are issued at the Tierra Verde Fire Station located at 540 Sands Point Drive. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Treasure Island — 727-547-4575 Ext. 0 or

For general information or questions, please contact your local municipality.
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