Aransas County Navigation District

Development and Conservation of Aransas County's Waterways

Harbor Liveaboard Policies

Aransas County Navigation District

There is a moratorium on liveaboards at the present time.


Affect on other contracts or policies: Any provision of this policy that is in conflict with the ACND Boat Slip Lease Agreement is considered to be subordinate to said Lease Agreement. In addition, all provisions of the Boat Slip Lease Agreement remain in full affect at all times.

Liveaboard Application Process:

A total of fifteen (15) applications requesting liveaboard usage of Rockport and Fulton Harbor will be considered annually. No Applications for Cove Harbor will be accepted until such time that sanitary pump out facilities are available. The ACND will provide an application to interested persons; however no guarantee of acceptance is made. All liveaboard pricing and utility metering requirements of the ACND Boat Slip schedule shall apply. Each liveaboard application that is granted by the ACND shall expire March 31st of each year. There is no guarantee of additional liveaboard status granted after March 31st, and each applicant for liveaboard status must reapply annually.

Liveaboard Rules:

  • No more than two (2) vehicles may be parked on harbor premises for each liveaboard. There is no “reserved parking”, however vehicles should not be parked in front of other boat slips when the leaseholder needs access to his/her boat slip.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • No vehicle maintenance is permitted to take place on harbor premises.
  • All docks, piers and sidewalks must be kept clear of any obstructions at all times.
  • Laundry of any type or any item of personal nature shall not be hung out to dry out, or the air in public view on docks, piers or aboard any vessel, lifeline or rigging in Rockport Harbor.
  • All trash and garbage generated by liveaboard shall be taken to an ACND dumpster and disposed of properly.   The ACND maintenance crew will not be responsible for hauling off trash or garbage of liveaboard clients.
  • Direct discharge of human waste is strictly prohibited unless such waste has been properly treated with an EPA approved Type 1 Marine Sanitation Device (MSD).
  • All vessels equipped with a holding tank may only dispose of waste at pumpout station, such as the one located at the harbor City Dock.
  • Noise complaints may result in revocation of liveaboard privileges. Sound travels exceptionally well over water, your taste in music may not be the same as your neighbor’s.

In addition to the rules outlined above, the Superintendent/Harbor Master may impose other requirements that, at his discretion, are necessary to protect the public health, safety, well being or to protect the resources of the District or to promote the best interest of the District.

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