Pleasure boats and small vessels used for carrying passengers or hired for leisure need a licence to operate from Newhaven Harbour.
Note: This service is only available from Lewes District Council.
Who should apply
All operators of pleasure boats and vessels carrying 12 passengers and under, operating within a distance of 3 miles seaward and used for hiring need to be licensed. Operating outside this will require approval from the Department of Transport.
Apply by post
You can apply for a licence by downloading the document below and completing it on paper. Please return it to us by post or email.
Lewes District Council
New Application - £85
On receipt of a completed application form a check of the vessel may be undertaken prior to the licence being issued.
Download the form below to apply for grant or renewal of a pleasure boat licence.