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Overview

All boats imported and used in Botswana must be registered with the Government of Botswana, much like a motor vehicle. The service entails the following:

  • Issuing registration certificates to all boats in Botswana.
  • Issuing import permits to boats entering Botswana.
  • Issuing inter-zonal permits to boats moving between zones. Zones are demarcated surface water bodies or rivers. Botswana is divided into six zones: Chobe, Okavango, Marico, Limpopo, Kwando Linyanti and Nata.
  • Performing boat inspections and spraying.
Who is eligible?

All citizens, non-citizens and businesses who hold a Boat Ownership Certificate and own a boat can apply for this service.

How do I get this service?
What supporting documents are required?
  • Certified copy of Omang card for citizens
  • Certified copy of passports for non-citizens
  • Boat Ownership Certificate
How long will this service take?

This process takes one day to complete.

Where can I obtain this service?

For more information, please contact any of the offices listed below 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays:

Gaborone Department of Water and Sanitation  (Headquarters)
Block B, Old Lobatse Road
Plot 2509, Water Quality and Conservation, Ground Floor, Office G04
Private Bag 0029
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3607100
Fax. (+267) 3903508
 

Mahalapye Department of Water and Sanitation  Regional Office
Xhosa 2 Ward
P.O. Box 30
Mahalapye
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 4710251      
Fax. (+267) 4711729
 

Jwaneng  Department of Water and Sanitation  Regional Office
RAC Office Block, Plot 385, Marakanelo Street, Unit 2
Private Bag 002
Jwaneng
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 5880396 
Fax. (+267) 5881225  
 

Serowe  Department of Water and Sanitation Regional Office
Private Bag 005
Dinokwane Ward
Serowe
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 4633403
Fax. (+267) 4600273               
 

Francistown  Department of Water and Sanitation  Regional Office
Plot 252/2567, Od BGI Building
Private Bag F181
Francistown
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 2413117
Fax. (+257) 2413449          

Gumare Department of Water and Sanitation   Regional Office
Bothatogo Ward
P.O. Box 131
Gumare
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 6874029
Fax: (+267) 6874976               

Maun Department of Water and Sanitation  Regional Office
Along Sir Seretse Khama Road
Private Bag 002
Maun
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 6860452
Fax. (+267) 6860372     
 

Kasane Department of Water and Sanitation  Regional Office
Plot 90026, President Avenue Street, Newtown
P.O. Box 26
Kasane
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 6250323
Fax. (+267) 6250377         
 

Ghanzi  Department of Water and Sanitation  Regional Office
Plot 1301, Bosele Ward
Private Bag 0025
Ghanzi
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 6596226
Fax. (+267) 6597583                
 

Tsabong Department of Water and Sanitation  ​Regional Office
Ikageng Ward
Private Bag 0029
Tsabong
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 6​540216
Fax: (+267) 6540636

 

 

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