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New England

What Alternative Inspection Programs Does This Port Accept?

  • Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit Program (I-68)
  • NEXUS Program

Participants in these programs may report their arrival to CBP by calling the number below. Unless directed by a CBP Officer, participants in these programs do not have to report for an in-person inspection.

Phone in Arrival when arriving in New England area: (207) 532-2131 ext. 255

Arrivals may also be reported via FAX: (207) 532-6622

Or email: CASC-Houlton@cbp.dhs.gov

What information do I have to have when I call?

All Vessel masters must phone in their arrival and have the following information available:

  • Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number);
  • Name of the boat and/or boat registration number;
  • CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer);
  • Homeport and current location; and
  • Return contact number.

To ensure timely service, an advance notice of arrival of at least one hour should be made.

Designated Ports of Inspection

Connecticut (Services New London)

  • New Haven
  • Bridgeport

Regular Inspection Hours: 0800-1600, M-F. To guarantee timely service, after hours service is by advance appointment only. If arriving outside of regular hours, tie-up/anchor, and hoist "Q" flag. No one to board or leave the vessel until inspected.

Massachusetts

  • Boston - Locations within Boston Harbor Only
  • Gloucester
  • Marblehead
  • New Bedford

Regular Inspection Hours: 0800-1700, M-F. To guarantee timely service please provide at least two hours advanced notice. After hours service is by advance appointment only. If arriving outside of regular hours, tie-up/anchor, and hoist "Q" flag. No one to board or leave the vessel until inspected.

Maine

  • Bar Harbor - Maine Town Pier
  • Belfast - Town Pier
  • Jonesport
    • Phone: (207) 904-3000
    • FAX: (207) 454-8568 and 8705
  • Lubec
    • FAX: (207) 733-4792
  • Portland - State Pier
  • Eastport - Commercial Pier

New Hampshire

  • Portsmouth
    • Phone: (207) 771-3620
    • Duty Hours: 0700-2300
  • Manchester – For outbound clearances after hours and on weekends, please contact a Customs and Border Protection Officer in Portland at (207) 771-3620. Portland’s duty hours are 0700-2300.

Rhode Island

  • Newport Harbor

Regular Inspection Hours: 0800-1800, M-F and weekends. To guarantee timely service please provide at least two hours advanced notice. After hours service is by advance appointment only. If arriving outside of regular hours, tie-up/anchor, and hoist "Q" flag. No one to board or leave the vessel until inspected.

 

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