Fees Schedule

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.

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 $9.00 per foot
Docking Permit $9.00 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 $650 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

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

Permits 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:
  • Length
  • Draft
  • Make
  • Type (power or sail)
Without the above information we will not be able to approve your assignment list application. For a coastal residential mooring (mooring off your property) location please choose the resident option for the mooring location. Assignment list renewal applications will also be allowed in early November and they are due no later than December 31.

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)

​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 email the application to our office. Once authorized, the approved permit will be emailed back. Please print or retain an electronic copy of the permit that is available to 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