Recreational boat operators with engine-powered vessels (whether the engine is the main power or only auxiliary) are required to possess a Powered Vessel Operator’s Permit from the Toronto Port Authority to navigate in the waters of the Port and Harbour of Toronto.

To ensure timely processing of your application please pay the correct fee at the time of application/renewal.

Type Fee
First time applicant (application in person) $30.00
First time applicant (application by mail) $37.00
Visitor's Permit (valid for 14 consecutive days) $20.00
Temporary Permit extension (30 day extension) $5.00
Powered Vessel Operator’s Permit (Renewal) $15.00 per year
(applicable to expired licenses and first time applicant test re-sits)
$25.00 per sitting

Boaters Notice

PortsToronto is responsible for keeping the Toronto Harbour safe and navigable. See Boater’s Notices about everything from swimming in the harbour to obtaining permission for a marine event.

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A Power Vessel Operator’s Permit is required to operate a powered vessel in the Port and Harbour of Toronto.

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