DPNR Begins Registration Renewal for Boating and Mooring

Boats fill moorings at Francis Bay. (Photo by Jay Walters)
Boats fill moorings at Francis Bay. (Photo by Jay Walters)

The Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will immediately commence vessel and mooring registrations for the 2020-2021 year, according to Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

In furtherance of the preventative measures put in place to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Division of Environmental Enforcement announces the following procedures for registration renewal:

All applications can be found in fillable .pdf format on the DPNR website at http://dpnr.vi.gov/environmental-enforcement/  search under “Applications & Forms.”

Customers are asked that requests for renewals, new vessel registrations, long-term anchoring or mooring applications be submitted to the Division through email at [email protected].  Applications may be printed and mailed into the department in the respective districts.  Please follow all proper mail procedures.

For all applications received electronically, once processed, applicants will be contacted by staff to complete the payment process by phone.

Offices will still be open for customers who may need to physically drop off any application. All transactions will be drop- off and pick-up services only. All renewals and new applications can be dropped off on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; they will be ready for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays only.

Anyone applying or renewing a mooring application must submit GPS coordinates of the mooring in Geographic Coordinate System 1984 (GCS_WGS_1984): hdd.ddddddo to the Division of Environmental Enforcement if they have not done so in previous years.  Applications will be denied if the information is not properly submitted.

For more information, visit the webpage at http://dpnr.vi.gov/environmental-enforcement/ or contact Howard A. Forbes Sr., director, at 773-5774 on St. Croix or Jessica A.M. Parris, assistant director at 774-3320 on St. Thomas.