Human Resources

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

WEST HAVEN, Oct. 2, 2017 — The city will begin accepting applications Tuesday, Oct. 17, for the federally financed Connecticut Energy Assistance Program in the human resources office on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.

Appointments for all heating sources can be made by calling 203-937-3572.

The city will process applications by appointment Mondays through Thursdays. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Applicants who have difficulty speaking English are asked to bring a translator.

Eligibility for assistance is based on the income and assets of an applicant’s household. To qualify, applicants must provide pay stubs, including monthly Social Security benefits and pension checks, for the last four weeks for all household members 18 and older.

Applicants must also provide documentation of assets — recent bank account statements for all accounts for all household members — along with a current electric bill for all heating sources and a current gas bill for those who heat with gas, as well as Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members.

Beach Parking Stickers

For Residents
In early June 2016, West Haven residents will receive their free 2016-18 beach parking permit(s) in the mail with their tax bills. Each household will receive a maximum of two beach stickers. If you pay taxes on more than two motor vehicles, you can pick up your additional free beach sticker(s) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in the tax office on the first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. Free beach stickers for new, leased or military-exempt vehicles are also available in the tax office. A “new” vehicle means it was registered in West Haven after Oct. 1, 2015. Each beach sticker includes the vehicle’s license plate number printed on it and expires June 30, 2018.

Beach stickers are for taxpaying residents whose vehicles are registered in West Haven. The seasonal benefit entitles you to free beach parking in the following municipal lots: South Street, Dawson Avenue, Sea Bluff, Bradley Point, Rock Street, Oak Street, Altschuler Plaza, Morse Park, Sandy Point and the April Street boat ramp.

The fee for a replacement beach sticker is $10 — no exceptions.

Please note that Palace Street is a pay-for-parking only site for both residents and nonresidents. Beach stickers are not valid anywhere on Palace Street. Please use a municipal lot if you have a beach sticker.

Please also note that a beach sticker is only valid if affixed to the inside lower left corner of your vehicle’s windshield. Commercial vehicles are excluded.

The tax office is now administering West Haven’s beach sticker program. However, you should make all beach sticker inquiries to the Department of Human Resources, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays on the second floor of City Hall.

For Nonresidents
A seasonal parking pass for nonresidents costs $75, payable by cash or check, and is available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. A motor vehicle registration and a driver’s license are required for the purchase of a nonresident beach sticker, which is valid in municipal parking lots only — not the April Street boat ramp.

Otherwise, the daily parking fee for nonresidents is $12, or $1.50 per hour, payable at the beach lot kiosks.

Savin Rock Conference Center

Reservations: 203-937-3563
Address: 6 Rock St., West Haven, CT 06516

The Savin Rock Conference Center caters to any occasion, hosting everything from business conventions and seminars to weddings and anniversary parties.

The contemporary waterfront building, which overlooks West Haven’s expansive shore, bustling beach walk and old Savin Rock landmark, boasts breathtaking panoramas of Long Island Sound, including New Haven’s Lighthouse Point.

The Savin Rock Conference Center is conveniently located on Rock Street off Captain Thomas Boulevard, just minutes from interstates 95 and 91, the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways and routes 1 and 34. The center’s 175-space parking lot spotlights rows of Victorian-era streetlamps to ensure safe, easy parking for visitors.

                          Savin Rock Conference Center

  • Handicap accessibility
  • Warming kitchen
  • Two microwaves
  • Refrigerator
  • Portable bar & dance floor
  • Ice & coffee makers
  • Overhead screen
  • Podiums & microphones
  • Ample parking


From New York & West: Take I-95 north to Exit 43. Turn right at end of ramp onto Campbell Avenue. Travel 1.5 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard, then turn right. The Savin Rock Conference Center is a half-mile on the left, next to Jimmies restaurant.

From Hartford & North: Take I-91 south to I-95 south to Exit 42. Turn right at end of ramp onto Route 162, Sawmill Road. Proceed 2 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard. Savin Rock Conference Center is straight ahead.

From Rhode Island & East: Take I-95 south, and follow directions From Hartford & North.

More Information & History   

The building, which had housed three prominent restaurants and had been in disrepair for years, received an extensive makeover in 1994, thanks to $946,000 in federal and state grant funding. The Savin Rock Conference Center opened April 9, 1997, under the administration of then-Mayor H. Richard Borer Jr.

The theme of the center, which is bedecked with vintage oldfangled photographs and memorabilia, honors the legacy of Savin Rock Park, once a popular resort destination for New Englanders.

West Haven, Connecticut’s youngest city, offers all the sights, sounds and good taste of a cozy seaside community. Thanks to the addition of our new train station near the heart of downtown and to our convenient parking amenities, visitors of all ages find themselves within walking distance to explore a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, pristine beaches, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants and quaint shops. Our 3 ½-mile shoreline, the crown jewel of West Haven, encompasses 25 percent of the state’s public beaches and showcases the bustling Savin Rock promenade, where the iconic amusement park of the same name once stood. From the Savin Rock Festival in Old Grove Park to the American war experience at the West Haven Veterans Museum, there are activities for everyone, including a wide array of seasonal events, such as farmers markets and outdoor concerts, for the young and the young at heart.

West Haven is safe, clean, affordable and family friendly — qualities both visitors and residents appreciate. Our vibrant city enjoys the benefit of countless ethnic influences, east and west, in everything from authentic cuisines to traditional celebrations and festivals inspired by a diverse heritage that captures the spirit of our community’s Revolutionary beginnings. With so much to discover and experience, West Haven is your one-stop hub for entertainment and fun.