Apply to build a new structure, keep an existing structure or change ownership of a structure in, on or over the river or cut into the bank.
If you are looking to build a new structure or change an existing structure use the River Thames accommodation licence: application for new accommodation form and apply for a flood defence consent.
If you need to licence an existing structure use the River Thames accommodation licence: application to retain form.
If you are changing the ownership of an existing licence use the River Thames accommodation licence: change of circumstances form.
There is an annual fee for the licence, which runs from 29 September each year. See the River Thames: private accommodations tariff or River Thames: corporate accommodations tariff for details.
Licences can’t be transferred. You must get a licence if you buy or live in a property with a structure.
For more information about the requirements you need to meet to get a River Thames accommodation licence, see the River Thames: accommodations licensing requirements
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