Mooring for residential boats is permitted alongside three commons in Cambridge: Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, and Stourbridge Common.
The waiting lists for a residential boat mooring licence is currently closed due to the number of people waiting for a space. The expected waiting times are up to 10 years for a narrow-beam boat, and up to 20 years for a wide-beam boat. We’ll reopen the lists when the estimated wait is less than 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|
|Tariff class 30: Vessel up to 5m long with less than 4hp engine||£822|
|Tariff class 32: Vessel under 3m long||£822|
|Tariff class 33: Vessel between 3 and 5m long||£822|
|Tariff class 34: Vessel between 5 and 7.5m long||£877|
|Tariff class 35: Vessel between 7.5 and 10m long||£933|
|Tariff class 36: Vessel between 10 and 12.5m long||£988|
|Tariff class 37: Vessel between 12.5 and 15m long||£1,042|
|Tariff class 38: Vessel between 15 and 20m long||£1,097|
|Tariff class 39: Vessel over 20m long||£1,207|
|Tariff class 51: Any other vessel, by agreement with the conservators||£1,207|
Licences can be paid for in full each year or by monthly direct debit.
- The waiting list for a narrow-beam boat licence [PDF, 16Kb] has an estimated wait of up to 10 years
- The waiting list for a wide-beam boat licence [PDF, 14Kb] has an estimated wait of up to 20 years