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.

2017 Fee Schedule

Mooring/Docking Permit Application late fees are $50 per month after March 1st, so please submit your applications in a timely manner.
Permit Fee
Mooring Permit $7.50 per foot
Docking Permit $7.50 per foot
Moored Float Permit $150 per float
Wait List Application $15 per mooring area requested
World's End Seasonal Mooring $500 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
For a complete forecast of the four year fee schedule please review the "Proposed General Mooring Fee Increases" document,

Slip Diagrams


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.

Wait List Applications


All mooring permit applications begin with a wait 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 wait list request. Please be sure to provide the following information about your vessel on your application:
  • Length
  • Draft
  • Make
  • Type (power or sail)
Without the above information we will not be able to approve your wait list application. For a coastal residential mooring (mooring off your property) location please choose the resident option for the mooring location. Wait list renewal applications will also be allowed in early November and they are due no later than December 31.

To submit a wait list application please choose Boat Mooring Permit Application and select the desired wait list.

​Camping Permits


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

Langlee Island Camping Permit