Marion reminds residents about privilege stickers
MARION — The Town of Marion has issued a reminder to residents that privilege stickers are required for parking at several locations in the town.
Stickers are required at all times to park at Old Landing Wharf, Silvershell Beach, Planting Island Causeway, Planting Island Cove Access Road, and Wing’s Cove Launching Ramp. Several streets in the town also require a sticker for overnight parking from May 31 to Sept. 15.
Tickets cost $10 for Marion residents and can be bought at the Harbormaster’s Office at the Marion Town House. Payments can be made in cash or by check. Credit cards will not be accepted.
Proof of residency and vehicle registrations are required to obtain a sticker. Stickers are valid only to the vehicle to which they are issued and may not be transferred to another vehicle. Stickers must be placed on the front, lower left corner of the driver’s side windshield.
Marion residents over the age of 70 are eligible for one sticker issued free of charge.
Short-term renters (someone who rents a house for vacation purposes) and property owners who rent their homes for nine or more months per year are not eligible for privilege stickers.
Guest passes cost $35 and are valid through the end of the 2019 calendar year. One guest pass is available for sale per Marion homeowner. Guest passes are transferable from vehicle to vehicle and must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle in use. Guest passes are valid at Silvershell Beach, Island Wharf, Old Landing (excluding use of the boat ramp) and for on-street parking, but not at Planting Island Beach or the Transfer Station.
A limited supply of day passes for Silvershell Beach are also available to non-residents. According to Marion Director of Recreation Jody Dickerson, a maximum of ten passes will be available for sale on a given day, but fewer passes will be for sale on days when more residents are expected to visit the beach.