Five Mile River Commission

Here you will find useful information about berthing a boat on the Five Mile River.

WHAT IS THE FIVE MILE RIVER COMMISSION?

The Five Mile River Commission is a state agency established by Connecticut statute with regulatory jurisdiction over the navigation, pollution and conservation of the Five Mile River and its drainage basin. The Commission is guided by ordinances adopted by Darien and Norwalk.


WHERE CAN I KEEP MY BOAT?

Marina slip providers are located on Rowayton Avenue in Rowayton CT. Mooring space is authorized and assigned through the Five Mile River Commission via the Harbor Superintendent. To apply for a mooring space, add your name and vessel information to the following waiting list and the Harbor Superintendent will be in touch with you as space becomes available.


ARE MOORING SPOTS AVAILABLE?

There are mooring spots on the Five Mile River accommodating vessels ranging from 10’ to 45’. These spots are available from March through November. No vessels are allowed on moorings during December, January and February. Navigable depths range from 6’ to 9’ MLW. Mooring permits are non-transferable.

» APPLY FOR A MOORING HERE


ANNUAL HARBOR USE FEE

A harbor use fee is required for all vessels both berthed and moored in the Five Mile River:

Fifteen feet (15’) and less $ 100

Excess of fifteen feet (15’) but less than thirty feet (30’) $ 150

Thirty feet (30’) and over $ 200

The harbor use fee facilitates dredging and the ongoing management and maintenance of the river.

» Application For Harbor Use Fee – Boat Slips - DOWNLOAD

Download, fill out, and return this form if you have been assigned a boat slip at anyone of the marinas on the Five Mile River

» Application For Harbor Use Fee – Mooring - DOWNLOAD

Download, fill out, and return this form if you have been assigned a mooring spot on the Five Mile River


Five Mile River Ground Tackle Inspection Program

The timely inspection and maintenance of ground tackle are critical to the safety and effectiveness of the mooring system in the Five Mile River. Under the Five Mile River Commission’s ordinances, mooring permit holders are responsible at all time for the proper condition and suitability of the ground tackle used to secure their boats, regardless of who owns or shares the tackle. Ground tackle Protocol and the the inspection forms are available

» GROUND TACKLE PROTOCOL - DOWNLOAD

» GROUND TACKLE INSPECTION FORM - DOWNLOAD

David Snyder, Harbor Superintendent – Five Mile River Commission

Five Mile River Commission P.O. Box 119 Rowayton, Connecticut 06853