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Contact the Personnel Department for information on recruitment, employment verifications, labor relations and employee relations.

2023-24 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

WEST HAVEN, Oct. 3, 2023 — The city is accepting applications for the federally funded Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.

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.

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

For Residents & Nonresidents on a First-Come, First-Served Basis
Nonresidents must pay to park in all shoreline lots in West Haven by using a “Pay for Parking” smartphone app.

Nonresidents can pay to park by scanning the QR code on the Premium Parking sign in each lot or texting the lot code to 504504. Both options will connect them to the Premium Parking website to complete the transaction. Nonresidents can also download the Premium Parking app on the Apple or Google app stores.

The daily parking fee for nonresidents is $5 per hour, or $30 per day, payable by credit card only. A nonresident seasonal parking pass for $250 is also available.

Parking is FREE for residents, provided their vehicles, including motorcycles and new, leased or military-exempt vehicles, are registered in West Haven and they are not delinquent on their motor vehicle taxes. A “new” vehicle means it was registered in West Haven after Oct. 1, 2023.

Taxpayers can check if they owe back taxes and make a payment at My Tax Bill.

The city is transitioning from using beach stickers to license plate numbers for proving that vehicles are registered in West Haven. Residents’ license plate numbers are registered in a tax office database. Each parking lot is equipped with a license plate scanner.

Beach parking lots are for use by both residents and nonresidents on a first-come, first-served basis. The lots are: Oyster River, South Street Upper, South Street Lower, Dawson Avenue, Sea Bluff, Bradley Point, Rock Street, Oak Street, Palace Street, Altschuler Boulevard and Sandy Point, as well as the April Street boat launch.

All beach parking lots close a half-hour after sunset.

Parking violators will receive an invoice of at least $100 — a $100 citation, plus the $30 daily fee — from Premium Parking, the New Orleans-based company contracted with helping West Haven develop a digitally driven paid parking program along the shoreline.

When using the app to pay to park, please follow the step-by-step process in the Video.

Nonresident Parking (Valid January 1-December 31, 2024)

Nonresident yearly parking for West Haven’s beaches can be obtained through the mail by sending the following information: a copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your registration, a $250 check payable to the City of West Haven and your phone number.

Please send all requested materials to:
City of West Haven
Department of Human Resources
Attention: Marissa Franco
355 Main St.
West Haven, CT 06516

A receipt will be mailed to you. Cash is only accepted for walk-ins.

Parking can also be purchased in person through the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St., with exact cash or check for $250 and your registration and license.

Annual parking can be purchased on the Premium Parking smartphone app.

Nonresident stickers are no longer issued. All parking is governed by your license plate only.

Questions? Call 203-937-3568.

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