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Application forms, fees and useful downloads

This page contains all the important information, and forms, you'll need to either apply for or renew a private boat licence (if you're not doing it the easy online way!)

Whether you're just researching what's involved in becoming a private boater or you already own a boat, you'll find lots of useful information, application forms and associated licence fees below.

If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch and we'll be happy to help. For information about applying for commercial or trading craft licences of any kind, please take a look at our Boating Business pages.

Long term licences

Licence Terms and conditions

Licence fees 2017-2018

Licence fees 2016 - 2017 (private boats)

Licence application form

Direct Debit mandate form

Gold licence information pack (2017)

Transfer of boat ownership/off water declaration for licences purchased after the 1st May 2015

Notification of home mooring location

Application form for historic boat discount

Guidance for boaters without a home mooring

Short term licences

Short term licence information (includes summary of licence conditions)

Short term licence fees 2016 - 2017

Short term licence 2017-2018

Boat Safety Scheme Certificate: Application for Exemption

Short term licence boat condition declaration

Last date edited: 13 February 2017