Contact Information

Cashiering & Permitting Department

888 Washington Boulevard

1st Floor

Stamford, CT. 06901

Phone: 203-977-4692 or 203-977-4979    

Fax: 203-977-5545 

Beach and Park Parking Permits

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Parking permits are required at Cove Island, Cummings, West Beach, John J. Boccuzzi, Dorothy Heroy & Newman Mills Riverbank Walk Parks from May 1st through September 30th.Cummings Park

It is strongly recommended that you purchase your beach permits online.  

Beach permits are now available for purchase for the 2023 beach season for Stamford residents.

  • You will be required to input your car’s license plate and attach necessary documentation in the on-line system.
  • If your license plate does not match what is in our system, you will be ticketed.
  • You must pay for your permit and receive a receipt in order for your permit to be valid. 
  • All information is available in your account at

Validation of permits will be enforced digitally based on the license plate that is approved within the city's permitting system.

Seasonal Beach Permits


 Stamford resident w/car registered in Stamford (tax town 135)  $26.59
 Stamford resident w/vehicle NOT registered in Stamford*  $116.99
 Senior Stamford resident w/vehicle registered in Stamford (tax town 135)  $7.44
 Senior Stamford resident w/vehicle NOT registered in Stamford*  $37.22
 Seasonal pass for non-residents  $292.46
 Active-Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and Spouses (MUST be resident of Stamford)  Free
 Gold Star family members (MUST be resident of Stamford)  Free

*MUST show driver’s license + electric/gas/oil bill plus registration.


  • 6.35% State sales tax already included 

  • When Senior citizen discount is requested, a copy of driver’s license proving 62 years of age is required for at least ONE name that appears on the vehicle registration.

  • If vehicle is leased and your name DOES NOT appear on the registration, you need to present a copy of the lease agreement or the certificate of insurance.

  • Gold Star families, active-duty military personnel, veterans and military spouses must provide DD214 and/or evidence of active service to the Office of Cashiering and Permitting to establish eligibility for cost exemption. 

  • Stamford residents with OUT OF TOWN car registrations will be reported to the Tax Dept. and may be subject to a tax bill.

How to Purchase a Beach Permit

There are two ways to purchase a beach parking permit. 

Online permits are being processed daily with short turnaround times. This can be done when you set up an account using the City of Stamford’s online permitting system.

You are strongly encouraged to purchase your beach permit online to avoid long wait times. For optimal results, use the link below and follow the instructions for the permit type you wish to purchase. You must pay at the end of the approval process to activate your beach permit. Information regarding permit approval and payment status can be accessed by logging into your account

Daily Passes

Daily beach passes are available to purchase at the beach entrance.



Weekends & Holidays

Car that is registered in Stamford with a DMV registration with town code 135 $26.50   $26.50
Car not registered in Stamford $42.50  $69.00

Full season permits will not be sold at the beaches.