Each year vessels occupying a City slip must qualify as a commercial vessel to retain their slip for the next year. In general, vessels must provide proof of fishing via fish tickets with a dollar amount of $1,000 per net documented ton or a minimum of $5,000 for state registered vessels. Combinations of days fishing and fuel use may also be used - see Resolution No. 23-91 for details.
Slip fees are based on the overall length of the vessel or of the slip, whichever is greater and are due in advance. A 10% discount is available to commercial slip holders who wish to pay their slip rent a year in advance. The year is according to the City Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30). In addition, for slip holders who will be out of their slips either for repairs/maintenance or fishing out of the area, there is a 75% reduction in the monthly rate provided the slip holder notifies the Harbor Department 2 weeks prior to the month the vessel will be absent. This reduction is only available for the calendar month. Any time a commercial slip is vacant, the City Harbor Department controls which vessel may occupy the slip on a daily or monthly basis.
Following are rate charts for commercial slip rates and a Commercial Slip Vacancy Notification form that slip holders can use to notify the Harbor Department if they intend to be out of the slip for any extended time.