Register a boat

Penalties

An enforcement officer may put an enforcement notice on your boat if it’s on an inland waterway and:

  • it’s not licensed or registered
  • it’s not licensed or registered for the waterway you’re using
  • your licence or registration is not displayed
  • it breaches the terms and conditions of the licence or registration

Check your licence or registration for additional rules that apply to your waterway.

You may be prosecuted and fined up to £1,000 or have your boat removed if you do not display an up-to-date licence or registration.

Questions about a penalty notice

Contact your navigation authority if you have questions about a penalty notice.