In order to obtain any type of auxiliary permit in the Chicago Harbors, you must complete the auxiliary permit application and submit it, along with the required deposit.
If your auxiliary is kept in your slip, the rate for 2021 is $30.00 per foot of the size of the auxiliary plus 7% City of Chicago Tax. There is a 20% Non-Resident Fee if applicable. If you keep your auxiliary in your slip, it must not encroach into any adjoining slip or must not result in the auxiliary or boat overhanging more than 24 inches into the fairway.
If your auxiliary is not kept in your slip, the rate for 2021 is $100.00 per foot of the size of the auxiliary plus 7% City of Chicago Tax. There is a 20% Non-Resident Fee if applicable.
You may fill out an application on-line and submit it electronically or fax it to us at (312) 877-5771. If you wish to send us a hard copy, please mail it to:
1521 S. Linn White Drive, 1st Floor South
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Proof of ownership must submitted prior to approval and issuance of permit.
Upon review of the application, if it is approved, an invoice will be emailed to you for payment. Payment must be submitted before vessel may be brought into the harbor.
If you have any questions, email us at Westrec@westrecchicago.com
Or call our main office at (312) 741-3601