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May 3, 2014

Boater safety certification courses scheduled

With the beginning of the 2014 boating season, the Newbury Harbormaster’s Office would like to advise the boating public that the Harbormaster’s Office is now operating completely under the jurisdiction of the Newbury Police Department.

The boating public will notice some immediate changes at the Newbury Town Landing as well as changes that will take place throughout the boating season. Also, the public will notice a new method for applying for and receiving waterways permits, mooring permits and dock permits. All the changes are designed to make the boater’s experience on the Parker River more enjoyable and hassle-free.

Waterways and mooring permit applications/renewals:

All waterway permits originate at the Newbury Assessor’s Office by filing a FORM 2BE-1 for each vessel (even if you have never filed one in the past). By filing this form, every vessel is entered into our database. If the vessel is not deemed exempt from excise tax, any required excise tax must be paid to the town of Newbury before the vessel will be eligible for a waterways permit. FORM 2BE-1 is available for download on the Harbormaster link of the Newbury Police Department website at

Once the vessel is entered into the database by the Assessor’s Office, you can fill out a waterways/mooring permit application on the NPD website. When filling out this application, the proper fee will automatically calculate. Print out the form and either bring it to police department with a check for the fee or mail it to the department with a check for the fee and the proper permit will be issued.

Once the database is accurate, future notifications and renewal forms can be e-mailed directly to the boater.

Town docks:

The town docks have been installed and are open for public use. Maintenance of these docks will take place on a constant basis throughout the boating season. As such, certain sections of the docks may be inaccessible on certain days. We will make every attempt to limit any inaccessibility to off-hours on weekdays. Police Department website:

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