Welcome to the Harbor Department
Harbor Master - Justin Vail
Feel free to explore the site for useful information to help make your season a safe and enjoyable one.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact this office at (401) 641-3083, or via email at Harbormaster@charlestownri.org.
Harbormaster monitors VHF Channel 16
Boat Registrations: (401) 222-6647
Report oil spills to Safety Office (MSO Providence 401-435-2300)
Information and Notices
Town of Charlestown Harbor Management Plan Public Hearing
Local Mooring Regulations and Waterway/Boating Laws
Online Mooring, Mooring Permit Management Software
The Harbor Department will now be using Online mooring, a web based mooring permit software, to manage town issued mooring permits.
For detailed instructions how to renew your existing mooring permits, click the here.
If you wish to obtain a new Mooring Permit, please contact the Harbor Master. Public moorings are issued by waiting list only.
Mooring Service and Inspections
For a list of town approved Mooring Service Providers for Mooring Tackle Purchase and Inspections, please click the link below
Chapter 96 Rules and Regulations
Help keep Zebra mussels out of Charlestown Waters.
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT ARE BANNED
Jet Ski Defined: A vessel which uses an inboard motor powering a water jet pump as its primary source of motive power and which is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing or kneeling on the vessel, rather than the conventional method of sitting or standing inside the vessel.