CURRITUCK, N.C. — Officials in one North Carolina county are considering charging a fee to visitors who want to park on some beaches.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports Currituck County commissioners are considering a fee for people who park on the off-road beaches in the northern part of the county. Property owners and people with a vehicle registered in the county would be exempt .

Commissioners recently directed county staff to set up a fee schedule charging motorists $50 for a 10-day pass and $150 for an annual pass.

The permits will be sold at welcome centers in Corolla and along the North Carolina-Virginia border. Fees would go into effect May 1.

Commissioner Bob White says revenue from the passes will help pay for repairs and other services in the beach areas.

Information from: The Daily Advance,

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