Reentry Vehicle Windshield Stickers
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Dec. 1.
New Reentry Stickers Available for Monroe County Residents
Monroe County residents may now obtain one sticker for each registered vehicle by providing proof of residency at a Monroe County Tax Collector’s office. Proof of residency includes a Florida Driver’s License and vehicle registration, or a property bill with an out-of-county vehicle registration for out-of-county residents who own a home in Monroe County. These stickers make reentry easier if checkpoints are required to assure safe re-entry into the Keys following a destructive storm that causes a public safety issue. There are no plans to enact a checkpoint for COVID-19.
The new system is barcoded with color-coded stickers for zone-by-zone reentry. Lower Keys residents from the south end of the 7 Mile Bridge to Stock Island (MM 40 to MM 4) will be dark pink, Middle Keys residents from the south end of the Long Key Bridge to the north end of the 7 Mile Bridge (MM 64 to MM 47) are aqua, and Upper Keys residents from the county line including Ocean Reef to the north end of the Long Key Bridge (MM 113 to MM 64) will have a purple decal. The City of Key West requires its own sticker, which is white and has not changed. If you already have a City of Key West reentry decal, you do not need to pick up a new one.
Where to get reentry stickers
Residents from Ocean Reef to Stock Island: Stickers are available at the Monroe County Tax Collector’s office locations from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tax Collector Locations:
- Key West - 1200 Truman Ave, Ste 101, or the DMV at 3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd
- Marathon - 3015 Overseas Hwy
- Big Pine Key – 247 Key Deer Blvd (Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
- Plantation Key - 88800 Overseas Hwy
- Key Largo - 101487 Overseas Hwy
Residents who live in Ocean Reef: Stickers are available at Ocean Reef Public Safety, 110 Anchor Dr., Key Largo.
Residents in Key West: STICKERS ARE THE SAME, IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THIS STICKER YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW ONE. If you do not already have a reentry sticker, they are available at Key West City Hall, 1300 White St., or the Key West Police Department, 1604 North Roosevelt Blvd. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Stickers will be available throughout the year, but do not wait until a storm is approaching to pick up a sticker. Stickers will not be available once a state of emergency is declared in Monroe County, which occurs several days before a storm is forecast to strike.
Placard Reentry Program
The Monroe County Placard Re-entry Program is available to agencies with representation at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). These agencies can obtain early re-entry placards for their employees from Monroe County Emergency Management.
Businesses or organizations willing to provide services essential to the recovery of the Florida Keys may apply for inclusion through the Business Placard Reentry Program. The placard program enrollment period ends May 31. If you have questions about this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PLACARD PROGRAM APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 HURRICANE SEASON CLOSED ON MAY 31, 2020.
Monroe County Emergency Reserves Corp (MERC)
Individuals who go through Monroe County’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) and become part of the volunteer Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps also can obtain early re-entry placards.
Reentry After A Hurricane
When a storm is destructive to the Keys, reentry after evacuations must be done in an orderly, staged manner when it is safe and there are enough services for people to return.