Buy your Transfer Station sticker by Thursday (to avoid a late fee)

Above: If you’re looking to buy your sticker in person, don’t go to the Transfer Station or DPW. The Town Clerk’s office is issuing the stickers this year – in person, through the mail, or online without extra fees – unless you wait too long.

I ran a post on the new policy for Transfer Station permits this summer. But many of you were probably too busy enjoying vacation to notice. (Or, if you’re like me, it went on a to do list but didn’t get done!)

As usual, the annual Transfer Station permits expire on September 15th (this Thursday). You’ll want to get your new one before then to avoid a $50 late fee (unless you’re a senior*). And this year, the Town Clerk has made it easier/cheaper.

In past years, irked readers complained high transactional fees for using a credit card to buy stickers online plus fees for buying stickers in person. Both fees have been eliminated this year.

That doesn’t mean you can buy your stickers in person at Public Works. Instead, you can head to the Clerk’s office at Town Hall to buy the new permit. (Another bonus is you won’t be sent packing if you forgot to bring your permit with you. Residents don’t need to bring in any extra papers. BUT – you do need the license plate numbers of any cars you are purchasing stickers for.)

The Town has also launched a new website for taking care of renewals online. You can buy your sticker or download an application to mail. (The application can be dropped in the mailbox outside the Town Hall.)

For options, fees and procedures, visit (If you tried the site after receiving a mailer this summer, it may not have been up yet. It’s been fixed, so give it another go.)

Town Clerk Jim Hegarty told me, if you pay for the sticker but don’t receive it by the 15th, just bring your receipt with you when you visit the Transfer Station.

*Ages 65+ by 12/31/16 don’t pay for the first two stickers and there’s no penalty for missing the 9/15 deadline. 

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5 years ago

I will never understand why there is a late fee.

Abutter 2
5 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Money maker. It does seem ridiculous. What if I don’t need one and want one later on?

5 years ago
Reply to  Joe

It’s also to encourage people to buy them in advance. You’d be surprised how many people procrastinate and leave their 2016 sticker on into October!

Pat D
5 years ago

Thanks for the reminder! Never got the mailing and not here in July to get stickers at Senior Center. Just ran up and got them . . . thanks to your help!!

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