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Posted on: April 17, 2020

MONROE COUNTY CONTINUES CLOSURE TO VISITORS: REMINDERS FOR THOSE ENTERING THE FLORIDA KEYS

Monroe County, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and the municipalities continue to operate the 24-hour southbound traffic checkpoints at mile marker 112.5 on the 18-Mile Stretch (U.S. 1), and on Card Sound Road (905) to reinforce Monroe County’s closure to visitors and non-residents until further notice. 

 

Monroe County Emergency Directive 20-03 5th Amendment

 

What’s Needed to Enter the Florida Keys at Checkpoint

Residency in Monroe County can be established by providing at least one of the following at the checkpoint:

  • An original Florida Driver’s license or identification card showing the address for a property located in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County. Note, a photocopy or paper printout denoting an address change will not be sufficient.
  • A hard copy deed, lease, utility bill, tax bill, or vehicle registration for a property located in Monroe County with a government-issued driver’s license or identification card with the same name. Documents establishing ownership of a Florida Keys property owned by a limited liability company or other business entity, e.g. a partnership or corporation, is insufficient to establish residency for purposes of this directive.
    • Additional Note: Utility bill is considered a water or electric bill, a cable bill does not count.

 

Non-residents can demonstrate that they have legitimate business in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County by providing at least one of the following at the checkpoint:

  • An employee identification card issued by an employer in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County;
  • A hardcopy paystub issued within the last month by an employer in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County;
  • A hardcopy letter from the non-resident’s employer on company letterhead attesting that the individual is working in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County;
  • A contract to perform services with a resident or entity in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County;
  • Military identification and/or orders detailing that individual to serve in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County;
  • A vehicle containing items for delivery in the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County, including but not limited to fuel, groceries, paper products, construction materials, and other goods;
  • An "authorized emergency vehicle" as that term is defined in F.S. 316.003 or F.S. 322.01.
  • Any vehicle owned by the State of Florida, the United States, or any local government entity or utility located within Monroe County.
  • Any indicia of eligibility for lawful entry issued by Monroe County Emergency Management and approved for current use.

 

Documentation of eligibility for entry has to be an original document or a hardcopy paper photocopy of the original. Digital images and photographs of documentation are NOT sufficient documentation to establish eligibility for entrance.

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