Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Carolina Beach reminding residents to obtain town identification cards in case of evacuation

Carolina Beach is reminding residents to get their town identification cards ahead of any mandatory evacuation (Port City Daily Photo/FILE)

CAROLINA BEACH – As the predicted path of Hurricane Irma takes a turn toward North Carolina, Carolina Beach residents and property owners are encouraged to obtain their Town Identification Card (TIC) if they haven’t already.

The cards were put into use this year. According to a press release, the purpose of these cards is to expedite re-entry to Carolina Beach once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted.

They are available to Carolina Beach property owners, agents, and permanent residents/business owners. TICs may be picked up at Town Hall and the cost is $15.

To obtain a TIC, a completed application and the following documentation is required.

Property Owners

Individuals, groups or corporations owning property within town limits may receive two TICs. Owners must provide valid state-issued ID and a copy of New Hanover County tax bill or a copy of a current utility, cable or phone bill identifying the
individual and the property.

Agents

Property management companies, brokers or state-licensed contractors identified by the property owner may receive two TICs.

Documents required include a valid state-issued ID and completed Emergency Property Security Authorization form, with the notarized signature of the property owner, and a copy of the Property Management Listing Agreement signed by the broker in charge or a copy of a valid N.C. State Contractor’s License.

Permanent residents and business owners

Individuals, groups, or corporations identified by the property owner may receive two TIC. Owners of boats docked at property within town limits may qualify as a permanent resident or business owner.

Documents required to obtain a TIC include valid state issued ID and a copy of a current lease for the property used as a residence, business or dock, or a
copy of a current utility, cable or phone bill identifying the individual and the
property, or valid Town Business Registration.

Applications and other emergency preparedness information for Carolina Beach can be found on the town website. 

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