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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.

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.

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

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 (exc. VAT)
Type of licence Annual cost
Tariff class 30: Vessel up to 5m long with less than 4hp engine £841.73
Tariff class 32: Vessel under 3m long £841.73
Tariff class 33: Vessel between 3 and 5m long £841.73
Tariff class 34: Vessel between 5 and 7.5m long £898.05
Tariff class 35: Vessel between 7.5 and 10m long £955.39
Tariff class 36: Vessel between 10 and 12.5m long £1,011.71
Tariff class 37: Vessel between 12.5 and 15m long £1,067.01
Tariff class 38: Vessel between 15 and 20m long £1,123.33
Tariff class 39: Vessel over 20m long £1,235.97
Tariff class 51: Any other vessel, by agreement with the conservators £1,235.97

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

Waiting list