Human Resources (Social Services)

Please contact the Personnel Department for information regarding recruitment, employment verifications, labor relations and employee relations.

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

WEST HAVEN, Sept. 22, 2022 — The city will begin accepting applications for the federally funded Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.

Starting Oct. 3, appointments for all heating sources can be made by calling 203-937-3572.

Applications will be processed via phone by appointment Monday through Thursday. No walk-ins will be accepted.

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

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

Applicants must also provide SNAP benefits, Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members, as well as current utility and water bills for the household.

Beach Parking Stickers

For Residents (Valid July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025)
West Haven residents who own their vehicles and are current on their motor vehicle taxes should have received the new three-year beach parking stickers in the mail with their tax bills. Those who lease their vehicles should have also received the 2022-25 stickers in a separate mailing.

Delinquent taxpayers are not eligible for the free stickers, which expire June 30, 2025, until their motor vehicle taxes are paid. Taxpayers can check if they owe back taxes and make a payment at Tax Collector.

Beach stickers are for new, leased and military-exempt vehicles, including motorcycles. A “new” vehicle means it was registered in West Haven after Oct. 1, 2022. Commercial vehicles are excluded.

Each sticker includes the vehicle’s license plate number printed on it and is nontransferable.

Beach stickers are a benefit for resident taxpayers whose vehicles are registered in West Haven. They allow free 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 launch.

The boat launch is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and closed overnight. Use of the launch is for city residents only.

Beach stickers are only valid if affixed to the inside lower left corner of the vehicle’s windshield. Stickers are required at all times, regardless if parking lots are staffed.

Violators are subject to a $100 fine.

Anyone who did not receive a beach sticker or has recently purchased a new vehicle registered in West Haven can contact the tax office at 203-937-3525 or

For beach sticker information, call the tax office at 203-937-3525.

Read the West Haven Beach Parking Guidelines.

For Nonresidents (Valid January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023)
Nonresident parking stickers are processed through the mail or can be purchased in the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. To buy a one-year beach sticker, which expires Dec. 31, 2023, send or bring in a copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your registration for the vehicle the sticker will go on, and a $250 check payable to the City of West Haven. Cash is also accepted, but for walk-ins only.

Mail your information to:
City of West Haven
355 Main St.
West Haven, CT 06516
Attention: Marissa Franco, Department of Human Resources

Once your information is received and processed, your sticker will be mailed to you.

For beach sticker information, call the Department of Human Resources at 203-937-3568.

Read the West Haven Beach Parking Guidelines.