The Port and Haven of
A Trust Port Managed by the Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioners under Acts of Parliament
Formally known as Port and Haven Fees
Please see the ‘payments’ page for details of Commercial rates.
Like many harbours the Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioners are bound by Act of Parliament -
Examples are compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code, incident recording, law enforcement etc. This all costs money and so fees have to be levied. The government states that we have to collect fees to support our activities but leave the level of charge for the individual Harbours to set their own level, being the best people to judge what it should be to cover the costs of what they each undertake.
Sandwich Port and Haven 2018/19 Conservancy charge for leisure vessels is a very reasonable
All craft staying more than two weeks are due to pay the Conservancy Fee. Excepting that is craft of less than 7 meters used without an engine for propulsion or electricity generation where no charge applies.
Dues please are payable on 1st April each year, or two weeks after a vessels arrival into the Port and Haven during the course of the year. Upon payment a sticker will be issued which should be affixed to the vessel in a readily visible place. This is your receipt of payment and shows you have paid. It is a legal requirement to display the sticker. Craft not displaying a sticker indicate that a fee has not been paid, which will be recovered if necessary through the courts. If the owner cannot be traced then the vessel will be arrested -
PAYMENT should be made by cheque to Sandwich Port and Haven, or by Bank Transfer (details HERE) or the correct cash in a sealed envelope, to:
Sandwich Port and Haven,
Kent CT13 9EN
Please include the payment slip. CLICK HERE
Enquiries to The Clerk to The Commissioners Tel: 01304 619688 or Email sandwichphc at yahoo.co.uk (replace the space, at and space with @ -
Payment can also be made to the Harbour Master Captain Colin Carr who can usually be found working the river trips from the swing bridge steps.
About your Port and Haven fees and finance
The operation of the Port and Haven is entirely funded from the Conservancy Fees.
The Port and Haven is non-
The fees are paid in addition to your mooring fees -
Annual dues are valid from 1 April and expire on 31 March. Dues remaining unpaid after 30th April will incur an additional Management fee of
What your Haven dues pay for…
Establishing navigation buoys and beacons within the Port and Haven’s jurisdiction.
Maintaining navigation marks to a standard set by Trinity House.
Cleaning up any oil spill, sourcing the culprit and charging for the cost of clean up.
Enforcing national legislation and ensuring the operation of a safe waterway.
Making and enforcing byelaws.
Looking after The Haven for future generations.
Data Protection Policy
The information which you provide, and any other information obtained or provided during the course of your application for your annual Port and Haven Conservancy Fee, will be used solely for the purpose of processing your application and dealing with you as a Stakeholder in the Port and Haven -
Your data will not be shared with any third party for marketing or commercial purposes without first obtaining your explicit written consent.
Data Privacy Notice
The Sandwich Port and Haven Commission -
Purpose. The Commissions legal reason for processing data is ‘legitimate purpose’, in relation to executing its legal responsibilities enshrined in the Acts of Parliament of 1925 and 1847 (the principle act), all in connection with the levying of Tolls, Rates and Dues upon all vessels using The Haven and Quays.
Exception. The Sandwich Sailing and Motor Boat Club (SSMBC) is not included in this notice, being the declared collector of fees, rates and dues on behalf of the Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioners for vessels kept on the SSMBC moorings. The SSMBC exclusively holds all member data. The SSMBC Data Controller is the club Secretary for the times being.
As such The Commission will ensure that data held is:
Adequate, relevant and not excessive being the data collected in the fiscal and statutory management of ‘The Haven’, inclusive of infringement of Byelaws personal information records.
Accurate and up to date. It is the users of The Haven responsibility to keep the Clerk to the Commissioners – the Data Controller -
Not kept for longer than necessary -
Secure. The full electronic data files are held on a computer and memory sticks not kept in the Fishergate office address of the Sandwich Port and Haven, but elsewhere and protected by password on those devices. Those devices are not connected to a network.
Access to personal information. The Data Controller will provide you – upon request – full details of your personal data held by The Commission.
Sensitive Data. No sensitive data is held other than record of Byelaws infringement.
Reasons for processing data. Data is processed in order to:
Promote safe use of The Haven.
Provide services to users of The Haven.
Maintain accounts and collect fees and rates.
Promote and facilitate leisure and commercial use of The Haven.
Signed: Mrs Andrea Kelly Date: 7th June 2018
Clerk to the Commissioners.
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