Having a town sticker is not only a requirement but it also comes with perks. Residents must show valid ID when using the local refuse dump station on Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) located between the town limits and Hall's Supermarket. Having a town sticker quickly identifies you as a resident when dumping refuse.
A town sticker also entitles you to park your vehicle at any town owned pay-per-hour parking lot or space, free of charge. Part time residents/land owners who do not pay personal property tax in Colonial Beach, may purchase a town sticker for a slightly higher fee which will also entitle the owner to park their vehicle for free as well.
This year the town has implemented a new requirement for resident-town-stickers sold at the $30 rate. In order to purchase a town sticker you must bring your vehicle registration. Your registration is required to have the words “Town of Colonial Beach” imprinted on it under your name and address, as opposed to “Westmoreland County.”
If you live in the Town of Colonial Beach and your registration says “Westmoreland County,” you can get a replacement/corrected registration by calling the DMV at 804-497-7100. Once the DMV has corrected your registration, you can then visit www.DMVnow.com and print a new registration.
You may also visit the DMV satellite office which is located in King George on Route 3. Please note that their office is closed on Mondays.
The town said in a statement, “The town apologies for any inconvenience this has caused our citizens and, based on citizen requests, please be advised that the deadline to purchase town decals has been extended through Friday, May 4, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Office at 804-224-7183.”
This does not apply to part time residents/property owners who pay the higher rate.
All vehicles for residents are required to have a town sticker, this includes but is not limited to cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts.
New placement of stickers:
In response to the state requiring inspection stickers to be placed in the lower driver's side corner of your vehicles windshield, the town of Colonial Beach has amended their ordinance regarding placement of town stickers.
Colonial Beach Town Council voted on April 18 to place town stickers in lower driver's side of windshield next to state inspection stickers. Inspection stickers must be placed closest the lower driver's side corner with town stickers to the right when looking from inside the vehicle.
Those who have already put on their town stickers can leave them in the center until the following year. Chief Danny Plott said there would be no tickets for incorrect town decal placement.
The town voted to move the stickers after the State decided to move the placement of state inspection stickers in order to allow GPS and other electronic devises to be used on the center dash board.