Transfer Station Stickers 

COVID-19 Update:  

The DPW office is closed to the public at this time. If you are in need of a sticker see below....

For residents, who have stickers that have expired in 2020 (Red Square) or 2019 (Blue Square) while the office has been closed, you will be permitted to continue to use the Transfer Station until further notice.

For new residents, residents with older expired stickers or new vehicles, please email DPWAdmin@hingham-ma.gov with:

  • A completed Transfer Station Permit Application 
  • License & Registration (Photo or PDF)
  • If your registration does not reflect your Hingham address we will need a Coverage Selection Page from your car insurance that shows your vehicle is garaged in Hingham

If you have any further questions, please call 781-741-1430 or email DPWAdmin@hingham-ma.gov

                             ***  HINGHAM RESIDENTS ONLY  ***

All BLUE Square Residential Transfer Station Permits (Stickers) Have Expired

RED Square Residential Transfer Station Permits (Stickers)


All Red square residential transfer station permits (stickers) will expire in 2020.

Permits (stickers) will expire in the month which corresponds with the last number (not letter) on your license plate. See schedule below:
  • 1 - January 2020
  • 2 - February 2020
  • 3 - March 2020
  • 4 - April 2020
  • 5 - May 2020
  • 6 - June 2020
  • 7 - July 2020
  • 8 - August 2020
  • 9 - September 2020
  • 0 - October 2020
  • Vanity Plates (all letters) - November 2020
  • Commercial/Part-time - December 2020
For example:
  • 82C GRG would be due in February 2020
  • 841 DP6 would be due in June 2020
  • 250 GLB would be due in October 2020

New Green Square Residential Transfer Station Permits (Stickers)


  • One free Green square permit (sticker) per household - $25 for additional permits (stickers).
  • Not valid for pick up trucks or vans with commercial plates
  • Not valid on non passenger vans used for commercial purposes
  • If you Sell/Trade in your vehicle or replace your windshield, please take the permit (sticker) off and bring it in and we will replace it free of charge. Otherwise there will be a $25 replacement charge.
  • All permits (Green Stickers) will expire in the month which corresponds with the last number (not letter) on your license plate in 2021.
For example:
  • 82C GRG would be due in February 2021
  • 841 DP6 would be due in June 2021
  • 250 GLB would be due in October 2021

To Obtain a Residential Transfer Station Sticker/Permit (Hingham Residents Only)


Please bring to the Department of Public Works Office at 25 Bare Cove Park Drive:
  • Vehicle you want the sticker on
  • Current Vehicle Registration (registered in Hingham). If new resident please see below.
  • Driver's License
  • Transfer Station Permit Application (PDF) (also available at the Department Public Works Office)
  • One free permit/sticker per household. $25 charge for additional stickers (cash or check only).

For New Residents


We can issue a 3-week temporary permit to new residents to give you time to change your address on your registration. Please bring proof of Hingham residency (Hingham Light bill, Purchase and Sale or Lease Agreement) in addition to list above.

If your registration is not due to expire, contact your car insurance company and let them know that you moved. They will send you a Coverage Selections page of your policy that shows your new Hingham address, as well as your vehicle. Please bring that document in along with your registration and we can then put a permit/sticker on your vehicle.

Leased Vehicles

Bring in your:
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Coverage Selection Page from your car insurance company. This will list your address as well as your vehicle.
  • Drivers License 

​Part Time Resident Sticker

For residents who live in Hingham, but not year round and their vehicle is not registered in the town of Hingham. Bring your:
  • Drivers License
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Hingham tax bill or utility bill
  • Cash or Check (made out to the Town of Hingham) $25

If You Already Have a Sticker and You Are Getting a New Vehicle 


  • Make sure you take the sticker off the vehicle you are no longer using
  • Bring the sticker with you when you come to get a sticker for the new vehicle, even if it came off in pieces
  • The old sticker cannot be placed on the new vehicle as it will not match our records
  • If the sticker does not come back there may be a replacement fee



If You Already Have a Sticker and You Are Getting a New Vehicle 
  • Make sure you take your old sticker off the vehicle you are no longer using, even if it comes off in pieces
  • Bring the old sticker with you when you come in for a sticker for the new car
  • The old sticker cannot be placed on the new car as it will not match or records
If You Already Have a Sticker and You Are Getting a New Vehicle 
  • Make sure you take your old sticker off the vehicle you are no longer using, even if it comes off in pieces
  • Bring the old sticker with you when you come in for a sticker for the new car
  • The old sticker cannot be placed on the new car as it will not match or records