In an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large-scale mandatory evacuation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Madeira Beach 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. There are nine entry points to the barrier islands. Access will be limited based on the closest entry point to your residence.
How to get an Emergency Access Permit
You will be asked to hang the permit from your vehicle’s rear view mirror for re-entry post-evacuation. When the order is lifted, law enforcement posted at city entrances will scan the bar code on your permit to verify your residence.
With your help, we will be able to keep trespassers from easily accessing your property.
Contact the City of Madeira Beach to learn more about receiving your free permit by calling (727) 391-9951.