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Nantucket OSV Permits

Oversand Vehicle Permits

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2024 Permits On Sale Now!

Special pricing now – May 17, 2024

Get Your Permit Now


  • The Wauwinet Gatehouse will open in May 2024 for the season, for seasonal permit distribution. 
  • No dogs allowed (April 1 through September 15).
  • OSV travel is at your own risk. 
  • Beach hours are 9AM-Sunset. Access is not guaranteed. 
  • No groups larger than 10 people without permission.


The purchase of an OSV seasonal permit also entitles you to a complimentary Family-level Trustees Membership. 

Remember, your permit will be available for you to pick up when the Wauwinet Gatehouse opens for the season. Please bring your 4×4 registered vehicle to the Gatehouse as the permit will be affixed at that time.


Just visiting for a day?  Purchase a day pass to visit Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge for $75.

Purchase A Day Pass


Day Passes are available for privately owned vehicles. If you are in a rental car please see below. For information about rental vehicles, please visit our FAQ page. 


Rental permits are required for vehicles operating under any commercial use, including use of a vehicle offered with a rental property, use of a vehicle through the Turo app or similar car rental applications, and any other use by a third party other than the owner of the vehicle or their immediate family. Vehicles with rental permits are subject to the $50 day pass fee. Vehicles found to be operating as rentals under the incorrect permit may be subject to revocation of their sticker without refund. Please contact for more information.

Get your commercial rental vehicle permit for $380 through May 17, 2024.

Rental Permit