Residential boat mooring licence

Mooring for residential boats is permitted alongside three commons in Cambridge: Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, and Stourbridge Common.

Our mooring licence waiting lists are currently closed. The expected waiting times are between 2 and 10 years for a narrow-beam boat, and 2 and 20 years for a wide-beam boat – so to manage expectation we are not accepting new applications. The lists closed in 2014 and will remain so until the expected waiting period is 18 months.

Renew your licence

We aim to send re-application packs to licence holders in early February of each year. Forms and supporting documents must be returned by the end of the first week of March.

Licence fee

Cost of a residential boat mooring licence
Type of licenceAnnual cost
Vessel up to 5m long with less than 4hp engine £765
Vessel under 3m long £765
Vessel between 3 and 5m long £765
Vessel between 5 and 7.5m long £816
Vessel between 7.5 and 10m long £867
Vessel between 10 and 12.5m long £918
Vessel between 12.5 and 15m long £969
Vessel between 15 and 20m long £1,020
Vessel over 20m long £1,122
Any other vessel by agreement with the Conservators of the River Cam £1,122

Licences can be paid for in full each year or by monthly direct debit.

Waiting list

As of October 2017, there are:

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