Permit information

4X4 Beaches

Things to have prior to visiting the park to purchase the permit

  • A Green Key Card in your name (If you do not have a Green Key you can purchase one simultaneously.)
  • Your Vehicle Registration
  • Your Driver’s License
  • If you have a discounted Green Key you can only purchase one discounted Outer Beach Permit


*Outer beach camping is permitted at these locations with a self-contained camper only. (Self-contained units are defined as having a built-in flushable toilet with a built-in holding tank with a minimum capacity of 5 gallons.)

4×4 Permits can now be purchased online at:

Suffolk County 4×4 Permits for Outer Beach Access can be purchased online or in person at select parks


4×4 Fishing, 4×4 Surfing, Stargazing, Night/Sport Fishing, Camp Hero Fishing, Regional SCUBA-Diving, Nighttime Photography, Metal Detecting

Available for purchase ONLINE or via PHONENOW through 11:59 PM EST on March 31st, 2023.

There will be NO in-person sales.

Permit(s) will be mailed once processed. Please allow at least 14 business days for your physical permit(s) to arrive in the mail.

The following is required to purchase a 2023 Long Island Dashboard Permit:

  • Valid Reserve America account log in
  • Valid e-mail address
  • Valid credit card is required for payment
  • Valid driver’s license of the applicant
  • Valid vehicle registration and license plate information
  • Valid NYS DEC Recreational Saltwater/Marine Fishing Registry ID # (required for fishing dashboard permits only).
  • “C” card (required for Regional SCUBA-Diving only)
  1. Purchase ONLINE by visiting –
  2.  CALL the Reserve America Call Center at 1-800-456-2267 (Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM; Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 12PM).


Questions about purchasing a 2023 Dashboard Permit? Please contact the Regional Permit Office via email at

Smith Point

Shinnecock East

Orient Point

Northwest Harbor



Shinnecock West

Cedar Point

Montauk Point


Hither Hills


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Democrat Point