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 floating caravans, lodges and houses.

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.

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 River Medway throughout the year, please check closures and restrictions information before you plan your journey.


  1. River Medway: boat registration requirements

    • Guidance
  2. River Medway: registration charges

    • Guidance

Exemption forms

  1. Boat Safety Scheme: application for exemption

    • Form

Boat registration (licence) changes

  1. Boat registration: refunding or transferring your registration

    • Guidance
  2. Environment Agency waterways: change of ownership or address form

    • Form