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Thu / 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri / 9:00am - Noon

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Welcome to Westbrook, Connecticut

Welcome to Westbrook, Connecticut USA, a quaint shoreline community nestled on the banks of Long Island Sound between New Haven and New London. Explore our site and plan a visit to enjoy our fresh salt air, sandy beaches, unlimited marine activities.

Relax in a cozy B&B or chill out in a full-featured resort. Poke around our unique shops and meander through our well stocked mall. When you work up an appetite and you will, Westbrook offers everything from fun casual to gourmet fare and everything in between. Something for every palate and pocketbook.

Enjoy Westbrook, a friendly port.

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2015 Westbrook Memorial Day Parade Route – Change

Monday, May 25th 10:00 a.m.

Parade Begins and Ends in the parking lot behind the former town hall, known as the Riggio Building.

Depart the Riggio building parking lot, heading West, out the entrance. Riggio building will be on your left and Wilcox Fuel will be on your right. Turn left onto US 1/Boston Post Rd, heading South. Then left onto South Main St. [There will be a short ceremony at the cemetery on right on South Main St.] Proceed to the end of South Main St and go straight onto US 1/Boston Post Rd, passing Kingfisher Lane and Dunkin Donuts on your left. At the Intersection of US 1/Boston Post Rd/Wesley Ave/Seaside Ave, turn right onto Wesley Ave. Proceed to the end of Wesley Ave. At the “T” intersection of Old Clinton Rd and Wesley Ave, turn right onto Old Clinton Rd.[There will be a short ceremony at Clark’s Bridge on Old Clinton Rd.] Continue East on Old Clinton Rd to the Intersection of Old Clinton Rd, US 1/Boston Post Rd, South Main St. and State Route 153/Essex Rd. At that intersection turn left onto US 1/Boston Post Rd. Then left again, immediately on to SR 153/Essex Rd. Proceed around the green on both sections of SR 153/Essex Rd. Half way around, turn right on SR 153/Essex Rd. heading East toward Walgreens and US 1/Boston Post Rd. Turn right when you get to that intersection: US 1/Boston Post Rd and SR 153/Essex Rd. [There will be a ceremony at the War Memorial on the Town Green, located on the right on US 1/Boston Post Rd.] Continue South on US 1/Boston Post Rd. Turn left at the parking lot entrance to the Riggio Building. As you turn left, Wilcox Fuel will be on you left and the Riggio Building will be on your right.


 

Free Light Bulb Swap for Residents Event

Funded by Town's first Bright Idea Grant on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westbrook Town Green

Download the Westbrook Light Bulb Swap press release.


 

The Town will no longer be issuing transfer station/beach stickers

You will need to show your ID or One of the following: Drivers License (valid), Tax Bill, Mail

2015 Parking Beach Pass Policy

Residents: FREE No parking pass needed at the gate. You must show a valid driver’s license, mail, or tax bill. Non-resident: $20 per vehicle/daily pass only sold at the gate.

You must come to the town hall to purchase passes for the following:
Temporary Resident - $10 visitors of Westbrook residents Motels - $20 owner must purchase/limited to number of rooms Cottage Rentals - $20 rental agreement required, vehicle registered to renter only Boaters - $30 seasonal slip agreement required/vehicle registration to slip renters only Business - $10 owner must purchase/town reserves the right to limit the number of passes Timeshare Owners - $10 temp. pass for the week. Show proof of ownership

Temporary passes can be obtained in the first selectman's office


 

Town of Westbrook Notice for Budget Referendum

BUDGET REFERENDUM WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015 VOTING FROM 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


 

Fiscal Year 2015-16 General Fund Operating Budget

To print and view the general fund operating budget that will be presented at the Annual Town Budget Meeting on May 14, 2015 at 7 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Mulvey Municipal Center, 866 Boston Post Road:

please click here to download it.


 

Dredging Update

May 5, 2015

  • The Currituck is expected to arrive May 15 and begin dredging for 6 full days
  • Westbrook will be the first dredge site on the Currituck’s New England schedule
  • All shoals from the 8 ft. entrance channel will be removed
  • Funding and permits from the State are secured

 

Bikes for Kids Collection

Sponsored by the Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784

From now until Saturday, June 6th, ANY and ALL bikes can be dropped off at the following town landfills: Essex, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and Clinton.

For more information, please download the Bikes for Kids Collection document.


 

Town of Westbrook Warning of Tax Collection Scam

The Town of Westbrook is warning residents of a tax collection scam going around. The attached letter has been sent to various taxpayers in their town and none of them were delinquent. The letters have been referencing different banks. It apparently is a scam to get check information from taxpayers.

Click here to view example scam letter


 

Town of Westbrook

Fiscal Year 2015-16 General Fund Operating Budget Calendar

To print and view the general fund operating budget calendar please click here to download it.


 

Harbor Management

In response to increasing and competing demands for the use and development of the waters and coastal shoreline of the Town of Westbrook, the Harbor Management Commission has made the decision to prepare a Harbor Management Plan which will address a wide range of water-related issues for the entire Westbrook shoreline including:

  1. Recreational and commercial boating, fishing and shellfishing.
  2. Flood and erosion hazards, including areas subject to high-velocity waves.
  3. Industrial and commercial water-dependant uses.
  4. Water-dependant recreational and educational uses.
  5. Water quality and public health.
  6. Public access.
  7. Natural resources conservation including: tidal wetlands, estuaries, beaches, dunes, intertidal flats, escarpments, fish and shellfish resources, and rocky shores.

Harbor Management Plan

Draft Harbor Ordinance

Great News for Westbrook!

The most recent Connecticut Magazine edition on “Rating the Towns” rates Westbrook #3 out of 39 towns relative to the median sale price of a home. Please see rating chart below. On page 58 of the magazine, note the following: “If you’re interested in an affordable town along the shoreline, you might consider Westbrook, which ranks second in civic engagement, second in economic success and third in education”.


Rating Chart
October 24, 2013

Dog Ordinance Update


Please download the attached PDF to learn more about the updated dog ordinance.


Download the Updated Dog Ordinance
May 30, 2013

Westbrook Offers Discounted Prescription Drug Program

The Town of Westbrook, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines. Westbrook is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member communities.


Download the Press Release
December 6, 2012
NEW - Septic pump out information for the Town of Westbrook is now available to the public through a site called Septic Search. The website address is http://septicsearch.com. You will be asked for the State and Town name, and then you may search by address or last name. All septic pumpers are required to submit Westbrook pump out records to this database. If you have questions regarding the information found on the site, please contact the Land Use Office at 860-399-3047. A link to the Septic Search site may be found in the Quick Links Section on this page.
A new quick link has been added for Financial Reports on the left. If you have any questions or comments regardingthe town's financial reports, please contact Andrew Urban, Director of Finance, at (860) 399-3004 oraurban@westbrookct.us.

Local Tide Chart

2013 Mill Rate is 21.79
2012 Mill Rate is 20.98
2011 Mill Rate is 20.98