Your Passport to the Parks Fee

Did you know that if you have a Connecticut license plate you can park for free at all state parks and beaches?  Connecticut is committed to bringing the richness and beauty of our most treasured state attractions to the citizens we serve.

To keep this important program going, you’ll see a $15 fee (which amounts to $5 per year) on all three-year non-commercial registrations. This includes new registrations, renewals, and plate transfers. 

So does this fee include you? Yes, if you drive a passenger vehicle with a combination plate. It also includes motorcycles, campers/motor homes and vehicles with antique car plates.

Also, if you’re 65 years old or older with a one-year registration renewal, your fee will show up as $5 for the year. 

Where does this money go? You’ll see your investment hard at work the next time you visit a state attraction. We’ve increased the number of lifeguards, improved park maintenance, lengthened the seasonal camping calendar, and increased the hours you can visit museums and nature centers.

So once you finish your registration, why don’t you come visit one of our beautiful Connecticut attractions? Here’s a list of all the places you can visit.