CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) - 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.