Public Dockage

The public slips on the eastern side vary in size, view a table of their dimensions. When approaching the harbor, it is recommended to contact us by radio or telephone and tell us your boat's dimensions so we can advise you as to which available space is best suited for your boat.


May - October

  • Transient boaters may rent up to three hours (prior to 5 p.m.) before they have to switch over to the daily rental plan.
  • The hourly rate (electrical hookup included) is $8 per hour for boats up to 40 feet overall length, $10 per hour for boats 41 feet to 60 feet overall length, and $15 per hour boats 61 feet and over in overall length.
  • The overnight rate (electrical hookup not included) is $2.25 per foot of overall length (including sprits, pulpits, davits, swim platforms, etc.), and no less than the minimum fee of $40 per night.
  • A premium surcharge of $0.50 per foot (a total of $2.75 per foot) will be added to transient dockage fees every Friday, Saturday, and during the following national holiday periods:
    • Naval Academy Graduation and Memorial Day holiday weekend: A total premium period of 11 days, adjusted annually to begin each year the Friday before graduation and reverting to regular fees the Tuesday after the Memorial Day Holiday.
    • Independence Day Holiday: A total premium period of 11 days, adjusted annually to begin each year on the Friday the weekend before July 4th and reverting to regular fees on the following Tuesday.
    • Labor Day Holiday: A total premium period of 6 days, adjusted annually to begin each year the Wednesday before Labor Day and reverting to regular fees the following Tuesday.
  • The checkout time is noon of each day.

November - April

  • Winter dockage is available from November 1 to the last Monday before the final weekend in April of the following year.
  • The rental fee is paid weekly at $2 per foot.
  • Electricity fees are also paid weekly with rates according to the type of outlet.
  • There is a waiting list for winter dockage, so please call the office with your contact and vessel information to apply.


When you are finished tying up at a dock space or mooring, an employee will approach you about payment. Dock Assistants and Assistant Harbormasters will write a receipt for the fee paid, with your help. In order to maximize efficiency and have our employees use as little of your time as possible, be sure to have the following information ready; length of your vessel, the official number (if no state registration numbers are shown), the captain's mobile cell phone number, and a payment method. Repeat customers are encouraged to keep an old receipt on board in order to expedite this process.


Payment may be made with cash, check (made out to "City of Annapolis"), or credit card (We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discovery, Diners Club, and JCB). Occasionally, customers are ready to pay before our personnel or patrol boats have arrived on location. In these cases, customers are encouraged to call the office and pay by credit card over the phone. After you call, we will notify our patrol boat so that it will not disturb you.

After-hours customers are encouraged to fill out a courtesy envelope for their own vessel, seal with payment, and deposit it into the Honor Dropbox located on the front door of the Truxtun Park Field Office. The transaction receipts for over-the-phone and after-hours customers will be available for pickup at the Dock Street location.


  • The public slips and bulkhead operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • The right to occupancy terminates upon departure from a first-come-first-served slip or bulkhead. If you depart before the end of your pre-paid time, some other boat may occupy the space immediately after you vacate.
    • In this case, if there is space available when you return; the Watch Commander may authorize resumed occupancy until the expiration of your pre-paid time.
  • Consumption of alcohol is only permitted while aboard paid vessels.
  • Fueling is not permitted in the City Dock area.
  • Barbecue grills or open fires are not permitted at City Dock due to the fire hazard.
  • Use only correct, UL-approved electrical fittings at City Dock.