Marine Activities Permit

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The City of Newport Beach requires that all persons, who wish to open a business or  provide a commercial service of any kind in Newport Harbor, must first obtain a Marine Activities Permit (“MAP”). Commercial activities have the potential to interfere with navigation in the Harbor, impact parking, create excessive noise especially during the evening, and cause environmental damage from the discharge of waste and trash into the Harbor.  Marine Activities Permits ensure that businesses operating in Newport Harbor do not adversely affect the health, safety, and welfare of those who use, enjoy, and live near Newport Harbor (including our ocean friends). 

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Are you interested in conducting business at the Harbor? 

 Below are the general and renewal application forms: 

Marine Activity Permit Fee as of 2022

Initial Application Fee
Commercial Services


Businesses with Approved Marine Activities Permits

The City of Newport Beach encourages you to utilize our permitted operators.  All businesses with a a Marine Activities permit are insured and have a business license through the City. 

Boat Clubs

Boat Rentals

Charter Companies

Service Providers

Stand Up Paddle Board/Kayak Rentals


If you have questions about the Marine Activity Permit Programs or would like to file a complaint regarding an unpermitted business, please contact Deputy Harbormaster Matthew Ben Cosylion at or at 949-270-8164.