Marine Invasive Species Fee (formerly Ballast Water Management Fee)

The Marine Invasive Species Fee, which provides funding to combat the introduction and spread of non-indigenous aquatic species into California waters, applies to marine vessels with ballast tanks that arrive at California ports from a port or place outside of California waters. The fee is set by State Lands Commission regulation and may not exceed an amount per voyage that is equal to $1,000, plus adjustments for inflation every two years. The fee is currently $850 per qualifying voyage. (aka Ballast Water Management Fee, commenced 1-1-00; R&TC section 44000 et seq.; PRC section 71200 et seq.)

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Registration

The State Board of Equalization (BOE) works with the California Marine Exchanges to identify daily arrivals of vessels into California ports.

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Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this program or need to register with the BOE, please contact Special Taxes and Fees at the following address or telephone number:

Special Taxes and Fees. MIC: 88
State Board of Equalization
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0088

Telephone 800-400-7115
(TTY: 711)

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