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Apply for a Special Use Permit

Apply for a FBA "Special Use Permit".

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What you need for Apply for a Special Use Permit

A FBA "Special Use Permit" is required for any organized events that take place at any OFBA facility. This includes, but is not limited to, events such as fishing tournaments, canoe and kayak races, sailing events, boat parades, ice fishing events, etc. You can apply for a Special Use Permit by filling out this application form online.

If you plan to use the parking area and/or the boat ramp for your event, you need a permit regardless of the size of the event. Parking is limited to 50% of the available parking for the months of July and August, and 75% for the rest of the year.

Update for 2019: Parking for Canoe and Kayak events will allow for two boats per space. For example, in the past if the parking restrictions would normally allow ten vehicles, you would get ten boats.

Starting this year, if the parking restrictions allow ten vehicles you can now have up to twenty boats, two per vehicle. Where necessary single vehicles will be allowed to utilize the parking spaces marked "Parking for vehicles with boat trailers only". A copy of the permit shall be displayed in all vehicles associated with the event to avoid ticketing.

Any event with more than 25 vessels will require you to hire an Environmental Police detail for the duration of the event. 

Please choose "Canoe/Kayak Event" from the drop down menu to qualify for the updated parking.

How to apply Apply for a Special Use Permit

Please submit this application form online to apply for a Special Use Permit.

You may download, print, and complete the following applications: Summer 2018, Winter 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019. After completing the application(s), please mail to the following address:

Office of Fishing and Boating Access

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581

 

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1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough, MA 01581
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