Harbormaster's Office


  1. The Dock Street office will be closed, and the Pumpout Boat will not be in service on Saturday, April 11, 2015 due to a mandatory, all-hands training seminar.
  2. The Pumpout Boat will maintain Saturday-only operation from 0830 to 1630 through April 4, 2015. The following week, the Pumpout Boat will operate on Sunday, April 12 only. Daily operation will resume on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
  3. The Spring Boat Show will occupy City Dock starting on Monday, April 20 and maintain through Tuesday, April 28, 2015. During this time, all dockage in Market Slip, a.k.a. “Ego Alley,” will be closed.


The Harbormaster's Office is responsible for ensuring the safe and enjoyable use of navigable City Waters, including parts of the Severn River, Back Creek, Spa Creek, and Weems Creek. The Harbormaster manages public and private moorings, 1,500 feet of bulkhead, 18 slips at City Dock, more than 17 miles of shoreline, as well as various park docks and street-end landings.

  • Maintains the City’s waterfront assets
  • Watches over the maritime ecology of the City
  • Works with other agencies to insure homeland security from the water side
  • Contributes to special events planning and hosting
  • Reports to the Mayor on community maritime issues

Ego Alley Turning Basin

During the busy summer season, the Harbormaster employs supplementary staff of Dock Assistants and Assistant Harbormasters who collect fees, operate boats, and otherwise assist in management of the harbor. They are empowered to enforce City regulations and policies on behalf of the Harbormaster in the latter’s absence, and can handle any problems, requests, or questions you may have in relation to your visit to our harbor.

The Harbormaster's Office operates three vessels. Two of the vessels are multifunctional patrol boats, while the third provides mobile pumpout service. During the boating season, generally two of our boats are on duty in our City Waters. On October 13, 2011, the Harbormaster announced that two, newly-repowered boats are part of the City's fleet. For additional information about the City's hybrid boats, please view the article from WorkBoat Magazine.



Patrol Boat:

Pumpout Boat:
Daily – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Operation will resume next spring

Sat. only – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Harbormaster’s Office and service boat hours of operation vary depending on the time of year. A Watch Commander is always on duty during business hours. The office closes only three days per year: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. If there is an emergency on any of these days, please use the after-hours emergency contact numbers seen below.


Main Office:

VHF:              17 & 9

Phone:          410-263-7973

Fax:               410-295-9018

E-mail:          harbormaster@annapolis.gov

Address:      1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD, 21401

For after-hours emergencies:

William "Bill" Brookes, Deputy Harbormaster - wrbrookes@annapolis.gov - 410-320-6883

J.P. "Flip" Walters, Harbormaster - jpwalters@annapolis.gov