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Contact Us

  • Channel 19a
  • 949-270-8159
  • Hours:
    • Sunday through Saturday (seven days per week)
    • Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For Emergency Response/Law Enforcement, please 
    contact the Sheriff's Harbor Patrol at 949-723-1002.

A permit is required for living aboard your vessel at a mooring in the harbor. Please download the permit application and review. Once completed, please contact Harbor Resources Tech Lisa Walters at 949-644-3044 or for further instructions and vessel inspection scheduling. The current annual fee is $317.

Forms and Fees

  • Mooring Live-Aboard Permit Application
  • Annual fee is $317
  • Required permittee information:
    • Permittee must have a valid mooring permit and shall serve as his/her principal residence.
    • Names of all individuals to be living aboard the vessel.
    • Address and phone number(s) for permittee when not occupying vessel.
    • All pertinent vessel information
      • Name
      • Registration number
      • Make
      • Model
      • Length
      • Holding tank information - make, model and capacity
    • Submittal of an application for a live-aboard permit is consent by the owner of the vessel to any inspection necessary to confirm the accuracy of the application.


All persons applying for and approved for a Live-Aboard permit must comply with Newport Beach Municipal Code, Section 17.40 - Live-Aboards. Below is a summary.

  • Live-Aboard permits are valid for 12 months and renewals are required to be submitted at least 60-days prior to expiration. Permits are not transferable.
  • Newport Harbor is a no discharge zone. Permittees shall use pumpout facilities or services on a regular basis or otherwise discharge human waste in a legal manner. A log must be maintained showing the date, time and location when waste was properly discharged.
  • Garbage and trash shall not be deposited in the harbor, bay or on property surrounding the bay except in trash receptacles owned and maintained by the City.

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