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Mooring/Slip Permit

Want to apply for mooring in the Chicago Harbors? First, start by using our rate calculator to estimate the slip fee for your boat. Once you’re ready to apply, please fill out the “Mooring/Slip Application” and submit a deposit of $15 per foot of the length of the boat. If the requested space is available, you will then be contacted by the harbors regarding your request.  If you were a Chicago Harbors Permittee in 2019 and want to reapply for the 2021 season, click here.

Mooring Fee w/Tax (7%)
Non-Resident Fee w/Tax (20%)
Tender Fee
Utility Fee
Total Cost

Harbor Fees are based on whichever is longer: the length of the slip or the overall length of the boat (including bow pulpit and swim platform) and are paid in full for the entire harbor season.

Boaters who reside outside the City of Chicago will be assessed a 20% non-resident surcharge. All partners in a joint ownership must reside in the City of Chicago or the non-resident surcharge is applied. Please note that “live aboards” are not considered residents of the City.

An additional surcharge of 10% of the base fee will be charged on T-Head and side-tie stalls.

Slip assignments are rolled over each year and the permit holder has until December 15th to renew their slip for the coming season. After that slips are assigned in late December by processing transfers first and then new applicants beginning in January.

Auxiliary Permit

Boaters who wish to have an auxiliary (jet ski, tender, or other additional craft) in their slip need to apply for a separate auxiliary permit. Auxiliary permits are $30/foot in-slip or $100/foot for other slip and are good for the entire boating season. We ask that all auxiliaries have their permits displayed while in the harbor.

Additional Rates

Dry Storage
Belmont & Montrose

Summer & Winter*$66.25 per foot
Summer*$48.00 per foot
Winter*$40.75 per foot
Laser Rack (Summer)$331.50
Laser Rack (Winter & Summer)$663.00
*22 foot minimum

Late Leaver Permit

30′ & Under$150.00
51′ & Up$280.00

Utility Fee (Water, Sewage & Communication)

39′ or less$100.00
40′ to 59′$175.00
60′ or more$250.00
Transient Rates
Star Dock/Mooring Can**$1.00 per foot
Wall Space**$1.50 per foot


30-39 Feet$2.50 per foot
40-60 Feet$2.75 per foot
61-99 Feet$4.00 per foot
100+ Feet$4.75 per foot


30-39 Feet$2.25 per foot
40-60 Feet$2.70 per foot
61+ Feet$4.00 per foot


Single 30 Amp$10.00 per day
Twin 30 Amp$20.00 per day
Single 50 Amp$20.00 per day
Twin 50 Amp$25.00 per day
100 Amp$30.00 per day

* 2 to 3 day minimum may be charged for special events or holidays
** 25 foot minimum
*** 30 foot minimum

Other Harbor Services
Additional Parking Card*$300.00
Third Parking Card (where available)$400.00
Dinghy Space$115.00
Dock Box (triangular)$125.00
Dock Box (rectangular)$185.00
Locker Box$180.00
In Harbor Towing$50.00
Battery Charge$30.00
Emergency Pumping$150.00 per day
Crane and Mast Stepping$6.00 per foot
Auxiliary (in Slip)**$30.00 per foot
Auxiliary (in Separate  Slip)**$100.00 per foot
Frostbite Fleet$20.00 per foot
Penguin Fleet$150.00

* Limited number available to permitees only.
* For additional Monroe parking call the garage for prices.
** Auxiliary permits do not receive a parking card.

Monroe Tender Service
Launching Rates

Note: Jet Ski & Wave Runners Launched at 31st Street, Calumet, & Diversey Only

Commercial Permits
Dealer Permit$1500.00
6 Passenger Fishing Permit$340.00
20 Passenger Charter Permit$1400.00
Party Charter Permit$3200.00
Bare Boat / 6 Passenger Permit$700.00
Sailing Instruction Permit (Under 27′)$450.00
Peer-to-Peer Rental Permit$500.00
Outsize Fees
30 Feet and Under$200.00
31-50 Feet$350.00
51 Feet and Up$500.00
Reinstatement Fee
30 Feet and Under$200.00
31-50 Feet$350.00
51 Feet and Up$500.00
Administrative Fees
Application Deposit$15.00 per foot
Transfer Fee$40.00
Change Request$30.00
Fee for Late Payment$100.00
Balances 30 days past due2% per month