The 2013 hurricane season came to an end on Nov. 30. In the city's continuing efforts to reduce costs, it's not issuing new Hurricane Reentry Passes in 2014, but is honoring the passes issued in 2012 and 2013.
Below are the valid pass types for the 2014 hurricane season:
RESIDENTIAL - ORANGE
Residential Pass. City of Sanibel.
COMMERCIAL - BLUE
Important information about re-entry passes:
Purpose: The pass aids security, speeds re-entry, and provides traffic control at a time when we must keep traffic to a minimum. The pass allows persons in a vehicle to return to perform property damage assessment.
Pass Limits: To meet the purposes of security, re-entry and traffic control - (Residential) a strict limit of one (1) pass per address - (Commercial) businesses will be issued only enough commercial passes to facilitate the damage assessment process, ordinarily one (1) pass.
Pass Holders Responsibility: Due to the security aspects of the pass, all persons issued a pass are responsible to ensure their pass does not fall into the wrong or irresponsible hands.
Lost/Destroyed Passes: In the unusual event we have to evacuate, people without a pass can return with proper credentials. Access via credentialing is slower, so it's recommended every household get a pass and take care of it.
Pass Expiration: The city makes an independent decision each year whether to re-use passes or issue new ones. There will be press releases and emails when the decision is made. Keep your pass until you know it is no longer valid.
For questions about hurricane passes or preparedness please refer to the Emergency Management section of the city website, or call the Sanibel Police Department at 472-3111.