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: RI Beach Permits

07-04-2002, 05:41 AM
I went toBurlingame last Tuesday to pickup my new Beach Permit, and walked away mad:mad: without the permit. The reason being they now will only take a check, cash is not a legal tender in the State of Corruption Rhode Island. On United States Currency " This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private" is not any good in the State of RI. Just forwarning those that get a RI Beach Permit be sure to bring your checkbook, as US currency is no good. Apparently RI state employee's are not to be trusted. :tsk_tsk:

07-04-2002, 06:20 AM
Hmm . . . Makes absolutely no sense to me, but someone apparently felt that it was necessary. Any idea if they have the same policy for paying for campsites?


John Desjardins
07-04-2002, 02:54 PM
It sounds like they caught someone with their fingers in the cookie jar and over reacted. I wonder if the policy is in effect in all state offices or just a choice few? It doesn't seem that checks only is feasible at locations like beach parking areas.

07-04-2002, 08:10 PM
I think, at the present time it is only beach permits, RI Coastal Management Commission. I am trying to get to the bottom of it, I posted incase someone wanted to pick up a RI Beach Sticker. It is kind of sickening to go down there with that in mind, and come home empty handed.:( Quentin, I guess Burligame takes anything, including credit cards. Like I said I still think it is an illegal move, Can only happen in RI.