In an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large-scale mandatory evacuation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the barrier islands cities have joined forces to provide free Emergency Access Permits to all businesses and residents. Once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, Emergency Access Permits will be required to re-enter an evacuated area.
You will be asked to hang the permit from your vehicle’s rearview mirror for re-entry post-evacuation. Law enforcement posted at city entrances will scan the barcode on your permit to verify your residence.
Each barrier island will issue the permits, to residents and businesses of that island.
The hangtags are available at the front desk of Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.