The Harbor Department is a service-oriented organization providing boater assistance, emergency response, code enforcement, and facilities maintenance for the waterfront and the waters of Morro Bay. This Department provides a high level of service in community education (water safety programs), public outreach, and community relations for boaters, beach users, and waterfront visitors.
The Harbor Department is an Enterprise Fund and operates from revenues generated from the Tidelands properties we manage. Revenue received from tenant rents, boat fees, waterfront tideland leases, and other sources is put back into preventative maintenance, capital improvement, parking services, staffing, public safety, special events, and public education.
The Harbor Department is also involved with resource management for the City's beaches and natural resources including coordination with State and Federal regulatory agencies.