Manchester-by-the-Sea Resident Transfer Station & Beach Parking Stickers

What is the cost of a Resident Beach Parking Sticker?

Residents (16 to 64 years of age): $35.00
Resident Senior Citizens (65+ years of age): $10.00
Additional Beach Walk-On Passes: $20.00

How long are Resident Parking and Beach Stickers valid?

Resident parking and beach stickers are valid for the period of June 1st to May 31st each year, and they must be renewed annually.

What information do I need to provide to purchase a Transfer Station or Beach Parking Sticker?

If purchasing at town hall, you must show your vehicle registration. If the registration does not have a Manchester address, you will be required to show proof of residence. Owners of leased vehicles need to show the registration plus a leasing agreement with their name on it. If purchasing online, you must upload your vehicle registration if your car is registered out-of-state. Additionally, If the address on your car registration is not a Manchester address because you have a leased vehicle or are a summer resident, then also include a copy of your Manchester property tax bill or a copy of your rental lease agreement or other adequate verification from your landlord. Stickers require a minimum 1 year rental lease agreement. Note: We will never divulge or provide your personal information, including your driver's license number, to any third party except as may be required by law.

How can I purchase Manchester Resident Stickers?

Starting in 2017 beach & transfer station stickers can be purchased online at You can pay for your stickers with a VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit card. You may also request a Resident Parking sticker online at City Hall Systems' ePayment site. You may purchase Transfer station, beach, or parking stickers in person at the Parking Clerk's office at Town Hall. (DUE TO COVID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPLY IN PERSON AT CLERKS OFFICE)

What is the process for getting Resident Stickers online?

Once you have completed and submitted the sticker application, you will receive an email confirmation of your order. Upon verification of your information (Monday-Friday), you will receive an email that your order has been successfully processed. Parking Stickers will be mailed within a week of receipt of your application. If there are any questions regarding your application information, we will contact you.

Who should I contact if I have an issue?

Please call City Hall Systems at (508) 381-5456 if you have any questions regarding ordering stickers online or any replacement sticker needs. Any questions regarding proper use of the Manchester Resident Parking Stickers should be directed to the Parking Clerk.

May I get a Resident Sticker if I own a Business in Manchester?

A beach sticker may be issued to a non-resident who is the designated owner and taxpayer of a Manchester commercial property. (Partners or multi-person partnerships are not eligible for a beach sticker.) One non-resident sticker per commercial property is allowed.

If I own a Summer Residence in Manchester can my Family Members apply for Resident Beach Stickers?

Only residents that own property can be issued a beach and/or parking sticker. Family Members that do not meet this criteria will not be issued a resident sticker.

Can Commercial Vehicles apply for Manchester Resident Stickers?

A Manchester Resident Parking sticker will not be issued for any commercial vehicle or truck over one ton, construction equipment or dump trucks.

Where does the Manchester Resident Sticker allow you to Park?

Resident beach stickers are for parking at Singing Beach. Resident parking stickers are required for anyone wishing to park in the resident lots/spaces in town identified as Resident Parking by sticker Only.

Where do I place my Resident Sticker on my Vehicle?

All stickers must be affixed to the inside of your car window with the adhesive supplied on the sticker. Parking stickers go on the back window on the upper corner driver's side. Stickers taped to a window are not valid. Stickers are not transferable.

What do I do if I need a Replacement Sticker?

You may request a replacement resident beach sticker by online. You may also request replacement resident parking or beach stickers from the Parking Clerk at Town Hall.

What if my address is not available for selection on the website?

If your address is missing from the drop down menu please contact City Hall Systems at 508-381-5456 so it can be added. This is not unusual if there are multiple addresses sharing one parcel ID.