THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why the Hangtags?
The hangtags are to make re-entry easier after an event. It is in all of our best interest to keep the number of vehicles on the island to a minimum after a storm event.
What do I need to obtain a Hurricane Hangtag?
What is needed is a proof of residency or ownership (a valid driver’s license with your name and your Matlacha or Pine Island address, a copy of a tax bill, deed, rental agreement, or utility bill, etc.). A document of this type will suffice. We will still require a copy of your driver's license even if you don't use it as proof of residency.
What do the zones mean?
The Hurricane Hangtag Program includes a system of color coded zones. These zones will track where people should be and allow for phased reentry, if warranted. If you are in a zone other than what you are designated or do not have a hangtag visible, you may be subject to being stopped by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Do I need an application form for each person in my household?
Each vehicle that will be re-entering the Matlacha/Pine Island area will be required to have a hangtag. Therefore, an application for each hangtag as well as a copy of each person's driver's license will be required. Remember, you are accountable for each hangtag that you request and are issued.
I have both residential and commercial properties, what should I do?
You can fill out applications for residents and businesses separately and receive both residential and commercial hangtags.