Seasonal Beach Parking Pass Policy

Seasonal Beach Parking Pass Policy
The Narragansett Town Beach shall remain open to the public subject to the Code of Ordinances and policies that may be enacted by the Town Council.

Pursuant to Chapter 82 of the Code of Ordinances, Article II entitled "Beaches", the following seasonal beach parking pass policy is hereby established:

1. Seasonal beach parking passes may be sold to residents, renters or taxpayers of the Town of Narragansett, in accordance with the polices herein and the fee schedule(s) as may be adopted from time to time by the Town Council.
2. Seasonal parking passes shall be issued on an individual basis, and are non­-transferable. All seasonal parking passes will be affixed to the vehicle(s) by authorized Town of Narragansett staff only.
3. A replacement parking pass may be issued if the original pass is destroyed (windshield damaged), or the car is sold, traded or stolen. Each replacement fee is two (2) times the original parking pass price, and will not be pro-rated during the beach season. At the sole discretion of the Town staff, a temporary replacement parking pass may be issued for a one week period for any vehicle that originally had a pass issued under this policy.
Temporary Parking Pass - Issued for vehicles that are being repaired with a copy of repair slip indicating the registration number of said car and the length of time for repair
Stolen Vehicle - Police Report required
Replacement Parking Pass: $5 with old pass, 2 x original cost without pass and or no police report.
4. Fraudulent or improper use of seasonal beach parking passes will result in the immediate revocation thereof, with no refund and a new parking pass will not be issued.

Criteria and Fee Structure
Taxpayers of the Town of Narragansett who own property and pay local real property taxes of at least $800 to the Town shall pay the seasonal residential rate parking pass fee for each vehicle that they wish to obtain said pass for. The criteria for eligibility under this category are as follows:

1. Proof of property ownership shall be in the form of a Town of Narragansett property tax bill for the current quarter, or a final closing document (in the case of a new owner who has not yet received a Town of Narragansett tax bill)_________________.
2. Proof of registration for each vehicle in question in the name of the property owner.
3. Address must match out-of-town taxpayer address or Narragansett address

Residents within the Town of Narragansett who do not qualify as taxpayers are eligible for a seasonal residential parking pass for each vehicle that they wish to obtain said pass for at the residential rate. The criteria for eligibility under this category are as follows:

1. Proof of residency shall be in the form of a current twelve (12) month lease and whose lease is on record and registered with the Town Building Official or a notarized letter from the landlord whose property is on record with the Town Building Official. Passes must be obtained by each person individually, with proof acceptable to the Town (i.e. copy of valid driver's license, state ID etc.). For a dependent family member the driver’s license address must match the Narragansett address. The Lessee must present two pieces of mail, addressed in their name with the Narragansett address. A utility bill must be one of the two pieces of mail such as National Grid or Cox Cable.
2. Proof of registration for each vehicle in question in the name of the renter.

Non-resident taxpayers (individuals or corporations, partnerships, limited liability corporations (LLC's), trusts, etc.) who own property in the Town of Narragansett and pay local real property taxes of at least $800 to the Town shall pay the seasonal residential parking pass fee for each vehicle that they wish to obtain said pass for. The criteria for eligibility under this category are as follows:

Individuals - Proof of property ownership shall be in the form of a Town of Narragansett property tax bill for the current quarter, or a final closing document (in the case of a new owner who has not yet received a Town of Narragansett tax bill). Passes must be obtained by each person individually, with proof acceptable to the Town (i.e. copy of valid driver's license, state ID etc.). For a dependent family member driver’s license address must match the Narragansett address or out-of-town taxpayer address.

Corporations, partnerships, limited liability corporations (LLC's), etc. -Proof of property ownership shall be in the form of a Town of Narragansett property tax bill for the current quarter, or a final closing document (in the case of a new owner who has not yet received a Town of Narragansett tax bill). Seasonal parking passes within this category are limited to one (1) per entity which means 1 car pass. It is the responsibility of the corporation, partnership, limited liability corporation (LLC's), etc. to designate the pass holder and the vehicle in writing (on appropriate letterhead) to the Town. Passes must be obtained by the designated person. Designee’s name must appear on the company paperwork (cannot be an employee, manager, friend, etc.)

Family Trusts for Estate Planning- If a property is held in the name of a trust that has been created by spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) for estate planning purposes and the trust pays at least $800 in local property taxes, the following shall apply:
a. If one or both spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) are the trustees, then both spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) and dependent family member whose address matches their parent’s / guardian’s address shall be eligible for seasonal beach passes at the residential rate.
b. If one or both spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) are trustees, then vehicles registered to either spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) or their dependent family member whose address matches their parent’s / guardian address shall be eligible for a residential seasonal parking pass.
c. If neither of the spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) is a trustee but are beneficiaries of the trust and reside at the property, then both spouses, individual(s) and domestic partner(s) and their dependent family member whose address matches their parent’s / guardian’s address shall be eligible for seasonal beach passes and seasonal parking passes at the residential rate as set forth in 1 and 2 above. In these cases, the Trustee shall not be eligible for a residential beach pass or residential seasonal parking pass unless he or she qualifies on their own as either a resident or taxpayer.
d. All other cases not fitting into the criteria above shall be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Town Manager and Director of Parks and Recreation with advice from the Town Solicitor. The intent is to not penalize someone who has placed their property in trust while at the same time preserving access for those that truly qualify as a resident and/or taxpayer. Anyone dissatisfied with the determination made by the Town Manager and Director of Parks and Recreation may have the matter reviewed by the Town Council.

Bonnet Shores Cabana Owners is designated as commercial property and pays commercial taxes and will follow the rules / regulations set forth under the Family Trust for Estate Planning.

Caretaker (currently 3 caretakers in Narragansett) with notarized letter from trustee / property owner

Entity: One owner or business partner

Family Unit: Husband, Wife and dependent family member(s) or domestic partner(s) and dependent family member