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.
|Type of licence||Annual 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.
As of October 2017, there are:
- 78 names on the waiting list for a narrow-beam boat licence [PDF, 39kB], with an estimated wait of up to 10 years
- 35 names on the waiting list for a wide-beam boat licence [PDF, 19kB], with an estimated wait of up to 20 years