Natural Resources - Beaches

Town of Orleans
D.P.W. & Natural Resources

(this includes Beach Parking, Transfer Station & Over-Sand) 

The new 2023 sticker season will begin for all sales (online and walk-in service) on

Monday, May 1, 2023
Monday - Friday (closed weekends)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM only

Family Shellfish will begin online/walk-in (in the DPW lobby) on Monday, March 20, 2023 - then out of the sticker office on May 1st)


If you wish to still mail in a paper application please be sure to include the printed, completed application below, copies of current vehicle registrations, any additional supporting documents if required, a check or money order (payable to Town of Orleans), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 

Orleans Sticker Office, 40 Giddiah Hill Road, Orleans, MA 02653

Processing of mailed-in applications will not begin until May 1, 2023.  

Please note the mail-in process could take up to 4 to 6 weeks. 

If (at any other time) you get a new car, change plates, replace your windshield, etc; you MUST scrape off the existing sticker and bring it in with the new vehicle registration (if applicable) in order to be replaced.

Replacement costs: Beach $5, Transfer Station: $10, Recycling $8, Over Sand $5


Over Sand Vehicles (O.S.V.)

O.S.V. Stickers are required year-round and trails are patrolled daily

2022 O.S.V. Stickers expire June 30, 2023

When applying for an O.S.V. sticker, you are required to acknowledge that the O.S.V. has the required equipment inside the vehicle while driving over sand. O.S.V. are subject to a spot-check inspection by Rangers while on the beach. Failure to comply with the Town of Orleans O.S.V. operations, rules, & regulations will result in O.S.V. violations. After three (3) violations, your sticker will be revoked for one (1) year beginning on the date of your last citation.

You are required to read, print, and store the O.S.V. and H.C.P. user guides in your O.S.V. at all times. These documents have important information you are required to know before registering an O.S.V. You may print these documents below. You are also required to watch the O.S.V. and H.C.P. instructional videos prior to applying for a sticker.

By applying for an O.S.V. sticker, you acknowledge that your sticker does not guarantee you access to the over-sand trails during closures due to threatened species, inclement weather, erosion, capacity, or any closure implemented by the Town of Orleans Natural Resources Manager and/or his/her designee. Your O.S.V. sticker does not grant you access to park in the beach parking lots. The amount of time the O.S.V. trail is closed to protect threatened species varies each season, and the anticipated open date will change each season. There is no way for staff to pre-determine when O.S.V. access will re-open each season. We encourage you to sign up for updates (below) to be notified of any progression in the H.C.P.  All O.S.V. Stickers are non-transferrable and non-refundable, so please read and review all the information below before applying.

2023 Stickers will go on sale online beginning May 1, 2023.

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