Watercraft Registration for Bay Ridge Beaches and Boat Racks

General Policy

BRCA requires registration of all boats on community beaches and boat racks in order to manage the commons area and minimize disturbance of the beach buffer zone, as required by Anne Arundel County.  The registration program also prevents unauthorized use of our beaches. Collected funds are used to maintain the quality of our beaches – beach clean-up, replace damaged sea grasses, etc.

All watercraft (canoes, kayaks, sailboats, catamarans, surfboards, windsurfers, stand-up paddleboards, inflatables, etc.) that are left on the community beaches and the pool and marina boat racks must be registered with the BRCA and have appropriate registration stickers.

It is highly recommended that registered watercraft on the beaches and in the racks be removed for safe keeping during the winter months.

How to Register Your Watercraft

Boat registration is available to BRCA members only.  Please complete the boat registration form and deliver the application and $25/boat fee to the following address at which time you will be issued a green boat sticker:

Mark Schultz
7 Barry Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410-279- 2832
Email: [email protected]

Stickers for Registered Boats

The current boat stickers are green and are valid until the end of 2021. Boat rack watercraft will be issued an additional sticker because of limited space: “PM” for the pool rack and “MR” for the marina rack. Rack stickers are issued on a first-come first-serve basis.

Watercraft without current stickers are subject to removal from the beaches or boat racks.  Repatriating removed watercraft will be at the owner’s expense. Unclaimed or abandoned boats will be removed and disposed of.

How to Recover Your Watercraft if it is Missing

If your watercraft is missing from the beach or boat rack, please contact Mark Schultz at the above address.