Town of Brewster, Massachusetts– The Town of Brewster has been proactive in modifying our beach and shellfish permit programs for the 2020 Summer in order to continue to provide access to our beaches while ensuring the safety of our residents, visitors, and employees. Over the past month, at the recommendation of Town Administration, the Select Board has approved the following adjustments to how beach parking will be handled this year:
- Resident Beach Parking Permits issued in 2019 are now valid until June 30, 2020. These typically would have expired in September 2019.
- Resident Recreational Shellfish Permits issued in 2019 are now valid until June 30, 2020. These typically would have expired in December 2019. Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish Permits will not be issued this summer.
- Annual Resident, Annual Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits and Resident Recreational Shellfish Permits will be issued starting June 1. These will be available via the mail-in program and online purchasing options only. There will be no in-person sales of permits in Town Hall this year. The same is true for 2020-2021 Resident Transfer Station Permits.
- Daily Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits will be available online only, as a purchase and print system. Those non-residents who wish to visit Brewster beaches will be able to log on to the website http://stickers.brewster-ma.gov, purchase a daily permit, and print the permit for placement on their vehicle dashboard. Weekly Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits will not be issued this summer.
Beach parking permit enforcement is in effect June 15 through September 6, 2020, from 9am to 4pm daily. Vehicles parked without a visible permit will be fined $40.00. This is strictly enforced by the Brewster Police Department. Shellfish permit enforcement will continue in a manner consistent with current state directives.
The Town may further modify the Beach Parking Permit program this summer as necessary.