The ORV permit office will be closed for the season beginning November 16, 2020 and will reopen April 10, 2021. Please check back on this page in March for updated 2021 ORV permit information.
For the health and safety of National Park Service staff and the ORV community during COVID-19, in 2020, Cape Cod National Seashore utilized a remote application and payment method for the issuance of Annual ORV Permits.
You may, and you are encouraged to apply for a permit online if you:
You must apply for a permit in person at the Oversand Station if you:
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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 15 and November 15. If not the owner of the vehicle, you must have a letter of authorization and a copy of the owner's drivers license.
ORV Office Information
The ORV permit office is closed for the season beginning November 16, 2020. The office will reopen April 10, 2021.
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. The direct phone number to the Oversand Office is: (508) 487-2100, ext. 0927. This office is staffed daily, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, from April 10 through November 15 (8 AM to 4 PM in fall 2020). Off season: From November 15 - April 10, please call the Race Point Ranger Station at (508) 487-2100, ext. 0928
PERMIT SALES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
When considering a 7-day permit, be aware that during shorebird nesting season, as protected populations, such as the piping plover and least tern increase, the area of the ORV corridor may decrease significantly, particularly during the months of June and July. The ORV program cannot predict changes in the corridor area, and these changes may happen without warning and/or advance notice. All 7-day permit sales are final. The ORV program does not issue any refunds.
Credit card is the preferred method of payment for all ORV permits. The ORV program does not accept pre-paid debit cards.
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: November 16, 2020