Permits & Fees
All boats on a mooring or in a slip must display a boat mooring/docking permit per Section 4A Town Mooring Regulations. Failure to display a permit is a $50 per day violation.
|Mooring Permit||$8.50 per foot|
|Docking Permit||$8.50 per foot|
|Moored Float Permit||$150 per float|
|Dinghy Dock Permit
||$150 per season
|Assignment List Application||$15 per mooring area requested|
|World's End Seasonal Mooring||$600 per season|
|Transient Mooring (World's End)||$50 per vessel per day|
|Transient Mooring (Other)||$35 per vessel per day|
|Langlee Island Camping Permit||$0.00 per night|
|Boat Ramp Annual Permit (Commercial)
||$200 per year
|Boat Ramp Single Use (Commercial)
||$65 per use
|Commercial Shell Fish Permit
||Resident: $75 per season Non-Resident: $117 per season
The Town of Hingham's Board of Selectmen have approved a four year fee schedule for mooring/docking permits. To review the approved fee schedule please see the "General Mooring Fee Increases" document.
Boat Docking Permit
If you did not hold a Town of Hingham boat docking permit (for vessels moored in slips) in the last year, you will need to submit an online application. Visit the link and scroll down to Boat Docking Permit.
Mooring/Docking Permit Renewals
Mooring and Docking permit renewals are due before March 1. Follow the instructions that our office provides during the renewal period. Complete the online renewal application, pay online, or send a check. There is no need to send a paper copy of your renewal application. We prefer that you conserve the paper.
Moored Dock Permit
Applications for a floating dock need to be renewed before March 1. If you currently have a floating dock that has been permitted in the past year please make sure that you renew the existing permit. New applications will be required to have a technical diagram submitted of the dock and its mooring anchor points and associated hardware specifications.
Saltwater Fishing Permit
In order to fish recreationally for finfish in Massachusetts marine waters, including up to the first dam in rivers and streams that flow to the ocean, you are required to have a saltwater fishing permit.
For more information please see the Division of Marine Fisheries.
Assignment List Applications
All mooring permit applications begin with an assignment list application. When a location matching your vessel's needs becomes available, you will be authorized to submit a mooring permit application, consistent with your Assignment List request. Please be sure to provide the following information about your vessel on your application:
- Type (power or sail)
To submit an assignment list application please choose Boat Mooring Permit Application and select the desired assignment list. When selecting an assignment list location it is important to know the following information:
Inner Harbor: Available to anyone due to public access at Town Pier. Vessel Max Length is 30'
Outer Harbor: Available only to members of the Hingham Yacht Club due to lack of public access
Hewitt's Cove: Available to anyone, however once assigned a location, you must contract through the Hingham Shipyard Marina for Access
Back River: Available only to South Shore Yacht Club members due to lack of public access
World's End: Available to anyone, accessible by boat only (destination location for day trips or overnight trips)
Use the link below to download a camping permit application for Langlee island. The permit is free of charge. Fill out the information and fax or email the application to our office. Once it has been approved, it will need to be picked up in person and kept with the camper at all times when on the island. There is also a transient mooring available for campers on Langlee island that incurs a fee of $35 for a period of 24 hours