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How to obtain an ORV permit

A valid registration is required in  order to purchase an OVR permit (no dealer, farm, or repair plates).

Proof of residency is required in order to obtain a Barnstable ORV Permit. Residency can be proven by:

  1. Tax bill
  2. Minimum one year property lease
  3. Vehicle registration with a street address
    (PO Box is not sufficient)
  4. Other legal documents such as a deed or will (this does not include utility bills, excise tax bills, etc.)
  5. College students may provide a tuition bill with a Barnstable address.

Barnstable residents wishing to obtain an ORV Permit must have their vehicle registered in their name (or the name of a person residing at the same address) unless:

  1.  They have written permission to use a company vehicle.
  2. Proof of ownership of the company on the vehicle registration.
  3. A minimum one year vehicle lease agreement.

There is a fee for permit replacement

  1. The old permit is returned or,
  2. There is documented proof (approved by the Park Manager) that the old permit was destroyed.

All ORV permits are not valid unless they are permanently affixed to the vehicle and the license plate number on the vehicle matches the permit (except for authorized laminated permits). The entire protective sheet must be removed from the adhering side of the permit and the permit must be adhered to the window of the vehicle.  Proper placement of the permit is inside on the driver's side windshield.

The ORV permit does not entitle the holder to park in the beach parking lot.

A separate resident parking permit is required. For Barnstable residents, the parking permit can be obtained through the Barnstable Recreation Department.

The Town of Sandwich Parking permit, which is honored at Sandy Neck Beach Park, can be obtained through the Town of Sandwich.


Sandy Neck Beach Park
425 Sandy Neck Road
W. Barnstable, Ma 02668
Gatehouse: 508-362-8300
MEA Office: 508-790-6272

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