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2021 Waterways Permit Decals

To curtail the number of inquiries on the subject, ALL permit decals will be bulk mailed to the address on your invoices in the week of May 17, 2021.  Decals are always mailed between mid-May and Memorial Day each year in an effort to economize on postal expenses and to minimize the number of decals that will be reported lost or misplaced prior to boat launching time.
Please open your mailing carefully as the thin decals like to hide once they are let out of the mailing envelopes..]
Thank you and happy boating!

2021 Pump Out Services Resume

All Pump Out services in Dartmouth will resume on May 17, 2021 only in accordance with the Covid protocol established in 2020 and published on this website as “Pump Out service during COVID-19.”

We are only able to perform pump outs on moorings or at private (residential) docks. Requests can be made via any of the following methods:

2021 Mooring Renewal

The 2021 mooring permit renewal period has ended.  Late registration remains open until May 1, 2021 with the required additional late mooring registration fee of $170 per permit. 

Mooring permits cannot be renewed after May 1st of any year.  Please email if you have misplaced the renewal reminders that were mailed to the last known address on file  in February.

Waiting list renewal is also required by March 31st of each year to maintain active positions on the waiting list. 

Arthur F. Dias Landing Update

All dock floats associated with the Town Pier and launch ramps at the Dias Landing located at 75 Gulf Road have been installed for normal seasonal use.


Season launch/parking permits are available for $60 each at only the Town Collector’s Office at Dartmouth Town Hall.  Daily use permits are available at the orange box at the launch ramps for $7.00 per day.  A permit is required to launch and/or to park in that facility.

Pumpout Service during COVID-19

Our pumpout service is up and running again. This service was temporarily suspended while we addressed the safety of our staff and the boating public. We have learned that the Coronavirus may be transmitted through aerosolized sewage emitted from our vessel tank vent. COVID-19 can be transmitted through sewerage systems. SARS, a similar coronavirus, has been detected in untreated sewage for up to 2 to 14 days.

Please see the attached Update on Pumpout Protocols during Covid-19 HERE.