Beach stickers will be required to park at Fairfield's public beaches starting Saturday, May 26, through Labor Day.

The Parks and Recreation Department no longer automatically mails applications to residents other than those who are 62 years old and over.

The application forms, fees and other information regarding beach parking permits can be found at

Permits can be renewed online. For permits that remain unchanged from last year, officials say online renewal is easiest and allows for the stickers to be mailed out within three business days.

If stickers are being sought for a new or additional vehicles, an application must be filled out and a copy of the vehicle's registration must be attached, along with the appropriate fee and then sent to Town of Fairfield, P.O. Box 320293, Fairfield CT 06825; faxed to 203-256-3145, or brought to the Parks and Recreation Office, 75 Mill Plain Road, which is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Identification passes, with the holder's photo, for use at Lake Mohegan are also on sale at the Parks and Rec office.

But 2011 pass holders are encouraged to renew online, which allows officials to quickly update the pass for this season.

Those who did not have a 2011 Lake Mohegan pass must register for the photo ID at the Parks and Recreation Office. The passes also can be purchased at the Lake Mohegan gate starting June 18.

Passes sell for $10 each per permanent resident and $20 for nonresidents. Children 2 and younger are admitted free, while residents 62 and over also are admitted free by showing a driver's license at the gate. Senior residents may also purchase season passes for nonresident grandchildren under 18 at $10 per child.