Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Transportation Announce Free Mooring at Inner Harbor City Piers

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) announced that beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020 free mooring will be offered at select Inner Harbor City Piers.  Mayor Young issued the following statement: 

“As our downtown businesses reopen, allowing free mooring will help encourage boaters to come to the Inner Harbor and visit our restaurants and shops,” Mayor Young said.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCDOT will not be operating the Dockmaster’s Office this summer season. As a result, BCDOT will allow free mooring for up to 24 hours on the following City Piers:

  • Finger Piers
  • West Wall
  • Pier 3
  • Pier 4
  • Pier 5

If a vessel is parked over 24 hours, it may be ticketed by the City of Baltimore Police Department Marine Unit.  The City reserves the right to remove from the Inner Harbor and impound, at the owner’s risk and expense, any boat which does not adhere to clauses outlined in Article 10, Harbor, Docks and Wharves, of the Baltimore City Code as last amended by Ordinance 15-435.

Though the Dockmaster’s Office will be closed, the Inner Harbor will be closely monitored by the City of Baltimore Police Department Marine Unit.  All patrons looking to use the docking facilities should abide by the following rules and regulations:

  • No more than one boat may be rafted outboard a moored boat.
  • No tie ups allowed on red cleats in marked areas.
  • No swimming or diving at any time.
  • All boats must stay clear of Water Taxi stops at all times.
  • Maximum speed in the harbor is 6 knots.  No wake is permitted.
  • No signs or advertising of any kind will be permitted.
  • No open fires or topside cooking allowed.
  • No painting or repairs allowed unless an emergency.
  • Waste discharges of any kind are not allowed.
  • The owner or operator is responsible for the proper conduct of any guests or passengers. Boisterous conduct and excessive noise are not permitted.

For additional information, please contact the City of Baltimore Police Department Marine Unit at 410-396-2327. 

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