Human Resources (Social Services)

Please contact the Personnel Department for information regarding recruitment, employment verifications, labor relations and employee relations.

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

WEST HAVEN, Sept. 29, 2021 — The city will begin accepting applications for the federally funded Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.

Starting Oct. 4, appointments for all heating sources can be made by calling 203-937-3572.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, applications will be processed via phone by appointment Monday through Thursday. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Applicants who have difficulty speaking English are asked to have a translator.

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 checks, for all household members 18 and older.

Applicants must also provide SNAP benefits, a current utility bill, Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members.

Beach Parking Stickers (Valid July 1, 2020-June 30, 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

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

Read the West Haven Beach Parking Guidelines.

For Nonresidents
Nonresident parking stickers are processed through the mail only. To buy a beach sticker, send a copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your registration for the vehicle that the sticker will go on, and a $125 check payable to the City of West Haven.

Mail your information to:
City of West Haven
355 Main St.
West Haven, CT 06516
Attention: Marissa Franco, Department of Human Resources

Once your info is received and processed, your sticker will be mailed to you.

For beach sticker information, call the Department of Human Resources at 203-937-3568.

Read the West Haven Beach Parking Guidelines.

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!