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Mooring Lease Form

Request to lease a mooring site

Pursuant to Clause 3.12 of the Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010 and Section 135 of the Resource Managment Act 1991.

To process this request a payment of $92.00 Inc GST needs to be made to the Bay of Plenty Council. Cheques can be made out to Bay of Plenty Regional Council, you can visit one of our offices or deposit this amount into 06-0489-0094734-00 and use your name and mooring number as reference.


Please note:

  • Approval for the vessel from the Harbour Master's office is required prior to a lease agreement being entered into or buying a mooring.
  • The mooring lease or transfer will not be approved unless there is an up-to-date mooring certificate for the mooring, or indication in writing that arrangements have been made for the mooring to be lifted and inspected by a Regional Council approved mooring inspector. The boat owner must satisfy themselves as to the adequacy of the mooring when considering the size of the vessel intended to be moored.
  • The boat owner must give consideration to the position of the mooring relative to other moorings in close proximity and the possibility that larger or different vessels than those that originally occupied the mooring may endanger or damage other moored vessels.

If any uncertainty exists with regard to the above, advice may be obtained from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and an approved mooring inspector.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council, in processing these mooring requests accepts no liability for the inadequacy of any part of the mooring to securely moor a particular vessel (see Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw, clause 3.12).

A letter acknowledging the approval of the lease or transfer request will be sent to both mooring owner and boat owner.