Human Resources (Social Services)
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 (Effective May 15, 2023)
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.
Nonresident Parking Pass (Valid January 1-December 31, 2023)
Nonresident seasonal parking passes are processed through the mail — once your information is received and processed, your pass will be mailed to you. Passes can also be purchased in the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St., or on the Premium Parking smartphone app.
To buy a 1-year parking pass, 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 pass 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