Parking Passes and Shellfish Permits are now available in the Treasurer/Collector’s Office. The traditional Parking Sticker for Mattapoisett residents and property owners is being replaced with a Parking Pass Placard to be hung on a vehicle’s rearview mirror. The placard should make it easier for the enforcing departments to identify vehicles that are not in compliance with the parking rules and regulations.
A Parking Pass, which costs $10, is required for parking at the following locations: Town Landing (off Mattapoisett Neck Road), Shining Tides Beach (End of Reservation Road), Hiller’s Cove Beach (off Aucoot Road), Town Beach (Water Street) and Town Wharf (Shipyard Park – Water Street). Proof of current vehicle registration is required for purchasing a Parking Pass. In addition, non-resident property owners must provide proof of property ownership; and year-round renters must provide a valid lease.
New for 2013 is the Guest Parking Pass, for use by family members and summer renters. The Guest Parking Pass must be displayed on the vehicle’s rearview mirror and is transferrable from vehicle to vehicle. Guest Parking Passes can be purchased by a property owner for $35, upon the purchase of at least one regular Parking Pass. Guest Passes are not replaceable and are not valid at the Town Wharf.
Shellfish Permits/Buttons are available for Mattapoisett residents and property owners for $25. For Rochester and Marion residents, the cost is $35, which includes a special Shellfishing Parking Pass Placard that must be displayed on the vehicle’s rearview mirror. Proof of residency or property ownership is required to purchase a Shellfish Permit. For all other non-residents, the cost is $135, which also includes the Shellfishing Parking Pass.