Anglian waterways: boat registration and application forms

Guidance, application forms and charges information to apply for a boat registration on Anglian waterways.

All vessels on Environment Agency waterways must be registered. A vessel includes not only boats such as narrowboats, cruisers and barges, but also unpowered house boats, canoes and rowing skiffs.

Registration costs for powered boats are based on the length of your boat. There is a set charge for unpowered boats (excluding houseboats). Prices are listed in the registration charges sheet.

We don’t currently offer an online boat registration renewal service; to renew your boat registration please contact the boat registration team.

The Environment Agency aim to process your application as quickly as possible. At busy times it can take up to 10 working days from the day of receipt to issue your registration, please allow additional time for postage.

Environment Agency boat registration team

PO Box 544
S60 1BY

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Find out about call charges

For further information about boat registration see Register a boat.

Closures and restrictions take place on the Anglian waterways throughout the year, please check closures and restrictions information before you plan your journey.


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Boat registration (licence) forms

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Boat registration (licence) changes

Published 31 March 2014
Last updated 17 November 2016 + show all updates
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