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Boat and Boatman Licences

Licences for pleasure boats offered for hire on Ullswater (for example: rowing boats, dinghies, canoes, sailboards) and boatman licences are issued by the Licensing Team at Town Hall. All boats are subject to an inspection by the Council's approved inspector prior to being licensed.


Licences are issued to 30 April each year and the current fees are:

  • £64.00 Boatman
  • £84.00 Motor Boats/Rowing Boats/Dinghies/Sail Boats (per vessel)
  • £44.00 Canoes (per vessel)

Licence Conditions

The following conditions were approved by the Council's Environment Committee on 24 March 2005:

Application Forms

For further information

  • Contact: Licensing Team, Town Hall, Penrith, CA11 7QF
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm
    Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01768 212148 or 01768 212273
  • Fax: 01768 890470

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