Due to the presence of counterfeit reentry stickers over the weekend, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office began stopping vehicles with reentry stickers at the checkpoint. More than 200 reentry stickers were confiscated and motorists who had no additional documentation to prove they had a viable reason to be in the Keys were reminded that the Florida Keys are closed to visitors, and they turned around.
All residential reentry sticker distribution has been suspended in Monroe County, including at Monroe County Fire Rescue stations and the Monroe County Tax Collector’s offices.
Many motorists with the confiscated stickers stated they bought the stickers in Miami. None of those stopped with counterfeit stickers had a legitimate or legal reason to enter the Florida Keys.
Deputies are seizing all counterfeit stickers.
As a result, residents will need further documented proof of residency other than the re-entry sticker to enter the Florida Keys. A reentry sticker alone is no longer an adequate means to get through the checkpoint.