For the 2021 season, Cape Cod National Seashore will offer both a mail-in permit application option and an in-person permit application option for annual permits. The mail-in permit application will be live on the website as of April 1, 2021. Mail-in applications MUST include a self addressed, stamped envelope so the permit can be mailed back to you. As always, the Oversands Permit office opens April 10 for in-person permit applications. The office is open daily 8 am to 4:30 pm. The last permit of the day will be issued at 4:15 pm. Read below for more information on obtaining a permit.
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You may, and you are encouraged to apply for a mail-in permit if you:
How to Get a Mail-In Permit
NOTE: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. ONCE PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED, REGARDLESS OF CORRIDOR CLOSURES.
How to Get a Permit in Person
Bring 4-wheel drive and/or self-contained vehicle (SCV) to Off-Road Permit Station at Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA for a vehicle inspection between April 10 and November 15. If not the owner of the vehicle, you must have a letter of authorization. The Oversands Permit Office is open daily 8 am to 4:30 pm. The last permit of the day will be issued at 4:15 pm.
ORV Office Information
There will be up to 400 7-Day permits active at any time and 3000 annual permits available.
Call the Off-Road Information Line for station hours, current driving conditions, closures and other information: (508) 487- 2100, ext. 0926.
Permit Sales and Procedures
Beginning in 2021, the Oversand Program will issue both mail-in permit applications and in-person permit applications. The Oversand Permits Office is located adjacent to Race Point Beach in Provincetown, MA.
License and Registration RequirementsOperators:
Registered owners and other operators must have a valid state operator's license; view an educational orientation program each season; and abide by all Seashore and off-road regulations.
4-Wheel/All Wheel Drive Vehicles or Self-Contained recreational vehicles must have: a valid state registration, inspection sticker, insurance, tires meeting standards outlined in this brochure and all required accessory equipment. Rental vehicles are never allowed on the ORV corridor.
Last updated: June 16, 2021