Title 46
Waters and Navigation

Chapter 6
Obstructions to Navigation

R.I. Gen. Laws 46-6-10.4



 46-6-10.4.  Derelict and abandoned vessel and obstruction removal fee.

There is hereby established a derelict and abandoned vessel and obstruction removal fee which shall be in addition to the vessel registration fee assessed pursuant to 46-22-4(a)(1). The fee shall be assessed biennially at the time vessel registration fees are assessed by the department pursuant to 46-22-4(a)(1). All derelict and abandoned vessel and obstruction removal fees shall be deposited in the derelict and abandoned vessel and obstruction removal account established pursuant to 46-6-10.3. The fees shall be assessed as follows:
Overall Vessel Length (Ft) User Fee
1-15 feet $2.00
16-20 feet $2.00
21-25 feet $6.00
26-30 feet $8.00
31-35 feet $12.00
36-40 feet $14.00
41-45 feet $16.00
46-50 feet $18.00
51 feet and above $20.00

Pursuant to 46-22-4(a)(1)(iii), vessels over thirty feet (30′) may, upon request, pay the derelict and abandoned vessel and obstruction removal fee, along with the registration fee annually at the rate of one-half (1/2) the biennial fee for a vessel of the same length.

History of Section.
P.L. 2012, ch. 370, 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 389, 1.