Santa Cruz Port District
Vessel Insurance Policy Update
In accordance with Santa Cruz Port District Ordinance Section 316, all vessels must be insured in accordance with Port District policies to retain a slip license. Since the policy’s implementation in 2019, staff has worked to familiarize individuals with the provisions of the policy and has been successful in achieving compliance from most slip renters.
In an effort to gain full compliance, the Port Commission, at its regular public meeting of September 22, 2020, adopted an amended vessel insurance policy to include the following enforcement measures:
- Effective January 1, 2021, proof of current vessel insurance must be presented at the harbor office in order to receive annual parking stickers.
- Effective April 1, 2021, a monthly uninsured vessel fee of $75 will be assessed as a penalty to slip licensees who do not have a current insurance certificate on file with the District. The fee does not afford insurance coverage.
- Effective April 1, 2022, the slip revocation process may be utilized after reasonable efforts have been made to gain compliance.
Note: This policy is not applicable to vessels utilizing dry storage, rack storage, or catamaran storage.
To learn more about the District’s vessel insurance policy requirements or to submit your current insurance certificate electronically, please visit the Port District’s website.