Harbor Management


The Westbrook Harbor Management Plan requires that all private moorings along the Westbrook shoreline be registered with the town of Westbrook.

Applications and renewals for beach and Patchogue River moorings should be made with online mooring by clicking here:  moor-online Opens in new window

The procedure is that the applicant fill out the application online and pay on the website.  Upon completion of the application, the information is sent to the Harbormaster for his approval and issuance of the mooring sticker, which will be mailed out.  The sticker should be mailed out within two days of the Harbormaster's approval.  GPS positions of all moorings as well as an email contact and cell phone information should be included on all applications.  The GPS positions will allow online mapping of all moorings, contact information used for communications such as notices to vacate the mooring field in case of severe storm, or notices for mooring renewal.


The mooring tackle requirements for beach moorings have recently been revised for 2022. 

Please download a copy of the most recently released requirements document by clicking here:

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If you have questions, please contact Harbormaster Harry Plaut at (860) 982-7555 for requirements specific to each mooring. 

Please note that state law requires all moorings to be marked with a blue striped white ball. 

John Rie, Chairman Westbrook Harbor Management Commission

Visit the Harbor Management Commission web page for important information on committee meeting schedules, agendas and minutes by clicking here:  


On or after June 15, the Westbrook Harbormaster will begin removing unregistered moorings which are deemed dangerous or with nonconforming tackle.  

Unregistered moorings, or moorings that do not comply with the requirements for location, safety, tackle, submerged depth, or moorings that are deemed to be dangerous or a hazard to navigation, may, at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master, be removed.  In the event of removal, any risk of damage or loss is the sole responsibility of the mooring owner.  Removed mooring will be held by the Harbormaster for the Town of Westbrook for a period of sixty (60) days, after which the mooring will be considered abandoned and subject to disposal or sale.
If the owner would like to retrieve the tackle from the Harbor Master, he/she must pay a fee of $200.00, payable to the Town of Westbrook.  If the owner would like to reinstall the mooring, he/she must also apply and pay for a mooring permit using OnlineMoorings.com. moor-online Opens in new window  Paper applications will no longer be accepted.  Any and all costs for repair and installation of moorings are the sole responsibility of the mooring owner. 

Step-by-step instructions can be found here: brochure image

Visit the Westbrook Council of Beaches web page to information on upcoming meetings and current news by clicking here:Salt_Island_From_Beach Opens in new window

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