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Residential boat mooring licence

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

We let out mooring spaces according to our River Moorings Policy [PDF, 4MB]. They are subject to our boat mooring rules and regulations.

​The waiting lists for licences are both closed until the estimated wait is less than 18 months.

Renew your licence

We aim to send licence renewal 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 (excluding VAT) from 1 April 2022
Type of licence Annual cost
Tariff class 30: Vessel up to 5m long with less than 4hp engine £897
Tariff class 32: Vessel under 3m long £897
Tariff class 33: Vessel between 3 and 5m long £897
Tariff class 34: Vessel between 5 and 7.5m long £957
Tariff class 35: Vessel between 7.5 and 10m long £1,016
Tariff class 36: Vessel between 10 and 12.5m long £1,077
Tariff class 37: Vessel between 12.5 and 15m long £1,136
Tariff class 38: Vessel between 15 and 20m long £1,196
Tariff class 39: Vessel over 20m long £1,316
Tariff class 51: Any other vessel, by agreement with the conservators £1,316

You can pay for your licence annually or by monthly direct debit.

Riverside pontoon ballot

If you want to be considered for a position on our riverside pontoons and your residential mooring licence is current and was issued by us, you can apply online.

Riverside ballot form