River Medway: boat registration and application forms
Guidance and forms to help you apply for boat registration for the River Medway.
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
Telephone 03708 506 506
Minicom (for the hard of hearing) 03702 422 549
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
For further information about boat registration see Register a boat.
Closures and restrictions take place on the River Medway throughout the year, please check closures and restrictions information before you plan your journey.
Boat registration (licence) forms
Boat registration (licence) changes
Published: 31 March 2014
Updated: 17 November 2016
- Introductory text changed to: 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.
- First published.