Human Resources

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program


The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program has ended for the 2019-20 season. Check back here this fall for information on the 2020-21 program.

Beach Parking Stickers (2020-2022)


For Residents
West Haven residents who own their vehicles and are current on their motor vehicle taxes should have received the new two-year beach parking stickers in the mail with their tax bills. Those who lease their vehicles should have also received the 2020-22 stickers in a separate mailing.

Delinquent taxpayers are not eligible for the free stickers, which expire June 30, 2022, 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, 2019. 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 boat launch on April Street.

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 taxoffice@westhaven-ct.gov.

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

For Nonresidents
Nonresident parking stickers are unavailable until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting the capacity of beach lots.

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

Savin Rock Conference Center

 

We are not accepting new reservations at the moment.


Existing 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

Features:
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Warming kitchen
  • Two microwaves
  • Refrigerator
  • Portable bar & dance floor
  • Ice & coffee makers
  • Overhead screen
  • TV/DVD/VCR
  • Podiums & microphones
  • Ample parking

Directions


From New York & West: Take I-95 north to Exit 43. Turn right at end of ramp onto Campbell Avenue. Travel 1 ½ miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard, then turn right. The Savin Rock Conference Center is a ½ 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 formerly housed three prominent restaurants in the 1970s and 1980s before falling into disrepair, received an extensive makeover in 1994, thanks to $946,000 in federal and state grant funds. The Savin Rock Conference Center opened April 9, 1997, under the administration of 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.

Big-city appeal, small-town charm — that’s West Haven, the hidden gem of Connecticut. Incorporated in 1961, the Nutmeg State’s youngest city is also one of its oldest communities, settled in 1648. Nestled on Long Island Sound, discover
 all the sights, sounds and good taste of our active and exciting city. Take a stroll along our bustling Savin Rock promenade, dine at one of our award-winning restaurants, or stay at one of our first-class hotels on the Sawmill Road shopping corridor. With the opening of our $130 million Metro-North Railroad commuter station, visitors of all ages find themselves within walking distance to explore a treasure-trove of historical and cultural attractions, pristine beaches, picturesque parks, historic landmarks and quaint shops, as well as nature trails, a dog park and recreational venues.

Our nearly 4-mile coast, the crown jewel of West Haven, encompasses 25% of Connecticut’s public beaches, offering the very best in boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking, swimming and biking. The Sandy Point Beach & Bird Sanctuary beckons watchers of rare shorebirds, while a short ride away, the downtown Green entices enthusiasts of concerts, farmers markets and fairs. From the Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacular in Bradley Point Park to the American war experience at the West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center, there is a pastime for every person in our cozy seaside community, including a wide array of seasonal events for the young and young at heart.

West Haven is safe, clean, affordable and family friendly — hospitable 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 inspired by a diverse heritage that captures the spirit of our community’s Revolutionary beginnings. With so much to see and do, West Haven is your one-stop destination for entertainment and fun!