St. Johns Count re-entry passes no longer available; driver’s license will do

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By NewsLine Staff
mail@floridanewsline.com

Due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew, offices of the St. Johns County Tax Collector have run out of residential re-entry passes.

“The passes are useful but not necessary,” said St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. “We provide these passes as a courtesy to facilitate entry, but other proofs of address will be accepted in the event of an evacuation.”

The following are acceptable forms of proof of residency to gain re-entry to the barrier islands, including Ponte Vedra Beach:
– Driver license
– Vehicle registration
– Utility bill

Such identification is not necessary for residences or businesses in the main part of St. Johns County – only residences on the islands will be asked to provide proof of address to access the islands in the event an evacuation takes place.

Re-entry passes are still available for businesses located on the barrier islands. Business passes will only be provided to business owners or managers who bring in the current Business Tax Receipt to any location of the St. Johns County Tax Collector.

Visit www.sjcemergencymanagement.org for more information about re-entry to barrier islands after an evacuation.