Monroe County residents can pick up one reentry 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.
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. If City of Key West residents already have a City of Key West reentry decal, they 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:
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, and the tax collector’s main office at 1200 Truman Ave, Ste 101. 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. There are plenty of stickers, so no need to rush over, but add it to your list in for next time you are running errands. 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.