An existing establishment that changes ownership may apply for a transitional permit if the existing establishment has a valid permit. A transitional permit allows a lodging establishment to operate for a 180 day period until it is in compliance with the current state rules and can obtain a regular permit.
The establishment is evaluated to see if a transitional permit can be issued and a list of items that need to be brought into compliance is given to the owner. The owner must complete these non-compliant items within the 180-day period specified by the transitional permit.
Transitional permits automatically expire and cannot be extended or renewed. It is important to complete the items on time to prevent closure of the establishment. To obtain a transitional permit, please submit a lodging establishment permit application, and contact Carteret County Environmental Health for a transitional facility walk-through.