The City of Norwalk has created a new online system for residents to verify their vehicle status and print new Parks Parking and Disposal Passes. The system is available at norwalkct.org/passes.
The new system was created following recent changes to the resident pass ordinances. Previously one pass was used for access to the beaches and parks, as well as the Norwalk Transfer Station and Yard Waste Site. Now, there are two separate passes. Both are free to residents who have their cars registered in Norwalk and are up-to-date on their taxes. Those who live in Norwalk but have vehicles registered elsewhere can purchase a seasonal Parks Parking Pass for $250 and a Disposal Pass for $100. Residents whose vehicles are not showing valid in the system, or need to purchase an annual Parks Parking Pass or Disposal Pass, can do so via the City Hall walk-up window, which is open Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“The online system is a quick and easy way for residents to verify their vehicles are in the system. If the vehicle is not showing valid in the system, more information will be given to residents for next steps,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling. “We all know this will not be the normal summer season, but we will be monitoring and enforcing parking requirements at our parks and beaches. I ask residents to visit the website today to make sure their information is correct.”
The City receives information from the State Department of Motor Vehicles once per year, so those who have registered cars in Norwalk after October 2019 will likely not appear in the system. In those instances or for residents who have company cars, the information will have to be brought to City Hall for staff to enter a vehicle into the system manually.
License plate readers will be used at the beaches and parks, and residents do not need to print and display the Parks Parking Pass if parked in the main lots. If someone chooses to park at Marvin School, the pass must be displayed. Those using the Transfer Station or Yard Waste Site must display the Disposal Pass on the driver’s side windshield.
Residents can visit norwalkct.org/passes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to verify their vehicle status and obtain more information.