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

For Residents
For the second year, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has extended the city’s 2016-18 beach parking permits, this time through June 30, 2020.

The two-year stickers, which are dark blue, were originally set to expire June 30, 2018, but were extended last year by Rossi to June 30, 2019.

Delinquent taxpayers are not eligible for the free stickers until their motor vehicle taxes are paid. Taxpayers can check if they owe back taxes and pay online at Tax Collector. They can also pay in person in the tax office on the first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.

Beach stickers for new, leased and military-exempt vehicles, including motorcycles, are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in the tax office. A “new” vehicle means it was registered in West Haven after Oct. 1, 2018. A motor vehicle registration is required to obtain a sticker for any vehicle. Each sticker includes the vehicle’s license plate number printed on it.

Beach stickers are for residents whose vehicles are registered in West Haven and are only valid if affixed to the inside lower left corner of the vehicle’s windshield. Commercial vehicles are excluded.

The seasonal benefit entitles resident taxpayers 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.

Please note that Palace Street is a pay-for-parking site for both residents and nonresidents. Beach stickers are not valid on Palace Street. Anyone with a sticker should park in a municipal lot.

The fee for a replacement beach sticker is $10 — no exceptions. A motor vehicle registration is required to buy a replacement sticker, which is payable by cash or check. Replacement stickers are 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.

For beach sticker information, call the tax office at 203-937-3525 or the human resources office at 203-937-3568.

For Nonresidents
A 2019 parking pass costs $125, payable by cash or check. A motor vehicle registration and a driver’s license are required to buy a nonresident beach sticker, which is valid in municipal parking lots only, not the April Street boat ramp. Nonresident stickers are 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.

Otherwise, the daily parking fee for nonresidents is $12, or $1.50 per hour, payable at the parking meters in the Sea Bluff, Bradley Point, Morse Park and Sandy Point beach lots and at the April Street boat ramp. The kiosks accept bills, coins and credit cards.

For beach sticker information, call the tax office at 203-937-3525 or the human resources office at 203-937-3568.

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

  • 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 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!