If you keep or use any boat on the River Medway between Allington Lock and the Leigh Barrier at Tonbridge (including marinas), you need to buy a registration from us and display a registration plate on the boat.
Registrations run from 1 April to 31 March for boats kept on any part of the non-tidal River Medway, including backwaters. This includes motor cruisers, sailing cruisers, narrowboats, houseboats and open boats such as canoes or rowing boats.
Boat registration requirements
To read about our boat registration requirements in more detail, please read the following:
If you have any questions about these new requirements, please contact us on 03708 506 506 or by email or read our FAQs:
Refunds are only made in certain, limited cases:
Selling your boat?
If you sell your boat, you need to let us know in writing and provide us with the details of the new owner. You can download this form and send it to us:
Please note: If you do not tell us you have sold the boat, you remain the registered owner and will still be responsible for registering and paying any charges due.
If you have any problems downloading our boat registration forms, or if you have any questions about the application process, please call us on 03708 506 506 or email us: