Branford Resident Permits
Types of Permits
Most full-time residents owning a
regular passenger vehicle will be able to get a
Residence Sticker to be placed on the driver’s side
front bumper of that vehicle.
A Residence Sticker (beach sticker”) costs $5 for
up to 2 years and allows the Branford resident to park
at Foote Park and Parker Park, and to bring materials to
the Transfer Station/Recycling Center free of charge
(some restrictions apply). Expires on March 31 of the
even ending years.
For some circumstances a Residence
Card for the Transfer Station, or Residence Card for
Parks and Beaches may be issued.
Some residents or vehicles may get both cards.
A card instead of a sticker may be issued because
the person will not be a resident for the full period
covered by the sticker, or because the person or vehicle
may not be eligible to use one facility or the other, or
because there are restrictions that must be explained on
For residents wishing only to go to
the transfer station where the material is eligible to
come in for free, but the vehicle is not eligible to get
a sticker or a card, the Branford resident might be able
to purchase a Trip Pass.
The most common reason to get a trip pass is
when a resident borrows a vehicle to bring material to
the transfer station.
Each trip pass costs $1, is good for one trip to
the facility, and is valid to be used any time within 30
days from when the pass is purchased.
Trip passes are non-refundable, and up to 5 may
be purchased at one time.
They are only to be used for material coming from
your own house where you live (not if you are a
landlord) when you didn’t pay anyone to bring the
material or pay anyone to do the work that generated the
Bring your driver’s license showing Branford
the license plate number (marker number) of the
vehicle you are borrowing/using to the Tax Collector's
Golf Cart Sticker (Pine
Orchard area only)
Golf Cart Stickers are now
available for a cost of $25 for up to 2 years. Expire on
December 31 of the even years.
The Details about Residence
To obtain a Resident or Beach/Park
sticker in person go to the Office of the Tax Collector
in Town Hall: 1019 Main Street, 1st floor, the counter
on your left. Present your valid driver’s license
showing your Branford address*. Present your valid motor
vehicle registration showing your vehicle is registered
in Branford*. The vehicle may not have commercial plates
and may not be used for business. It also may not have a
carrying capacity of over one ton (2000 pounds).
Vehicle taxes must be current;
residents with delinquent motor vehicle taxes will not
be issued a sticker.
Each Sticker costs $5. However,
residents 65 years of age or older and Branford
Volunteer Firefighters may obtain a sticker at no
*For new residents moving from
within Connecticut, the Department of Motor Vehicles
requires you to submit a change of address within 48
hours, and that must be done before a Branford residence
sticker is issued.
However, a trip to the DMV is not necessary:
the Branford Police Station at 33 Laurel St. has
change of address post cards you may mail to DMV along
with a sticker to put on the back of your license.
Then turn your registration over and hand write
the new Branford address on the back.
For new residents moving to Connecticut from out
of state, DMV allows 30 days to change your license and
60 days to change your registration.
Please contact DMV for details.
Golf Cart initial stickers require
an initial inspection by a member of the Branford Police
Department. Please contact the Police Department at
203-481-4241 to arrange an appointment.
While we strive to improve public
service, including saving residents trips to Town Hall
for routine matters, we also want residents to realize
that general Branford taxes pay for the disposal of
materials brought to the Branford Transfer Station, and
that proving eligibility is critical to allowing only
appropriate materials to come in for “free”.
We recognize the frustration of trying to save
time and ending up spending more, so please follow the
instructions above carefully.