Canoe/Kayak Rack Rental

The Birchwood City Council has adopted the following policy for canoe and kayak storage at public easements that best serves all residents:

Canoes and kayaks not in use must be stored in racks, and must be properly licensed and registered with the City. All canoes and kayaks must have a permit displayed on their watercraft in the form of a sticker obtained at City Hall. The cost of the permit is $35.00 and must be renewed annually. Canoes/Kayaks cannot be placed on the racks until a permit has been purchased and a slot assigned.  The Season officially opens April 1st and closes October 31st each year, with registration opening March 1st. 

Canoes/Kayaks placed on the racks prior to April 1st and after October 31st and/or without a permit will be impounded at the owner's expense.  There is a fee of $100.00 for residents using racks without a permit, and a fee of $75.00 for all watercraft that must be removed by the City due to lack of permit or failure to remove a canoe or kayak prior to October 31st.

To register your canoe/kayak for a slot, complete the application (below) and deliver to the City Offices with a $35 check to select your spot (first come first serve); BOTH MUST BE RECEIVED TO RESERVE SPOT.  The City Office is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:30am - 1:30pm, OR by appointment.  If you have questions, you can call City Hall at 651-426-3403 or email to