Winter Storage

2023-2024 Trailer Storage SOLD OUT!!  Limited in water spaces still available!

boat-winter-storageThe Town of Fairfield offers winter storage to boat owners.  Winter storage is sold on a "first come, first served" basis beginning Monday, October 2, 2023. Preference will be given to those in line first, once the line has been processed applications that were emailed or mailed will be processed in the order they arrive.  Winter trailer storage runs from Monday, October 2, 2023, to Sunday May 12, 2024, at the South Benson Marina guest lot. Winter wet storage begins November 20, 2023, through April 14, 2024, at H and I docks. There is adequate space for 140+ trailered boats and 136 in water slips.

All dry land storage vessels must be on a trailer. The use of cradles, jackstands (poppits) and blocks (dunnage) is not permitted. The removal or application of anti-fouling paint is strictly forbidden. All in water stored vessels must have a functioning automatic bilge pump and a "smart" or trickle charger. The Marina provides single phase 30-amp shore power for this purpose.

How to Obtain Winter Storage 

Winter storage contract processing begins Monday October 3rd at the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Office, 75 Mill Plain Rd from 8:30 to 4:30 Mon. - Fri.   Click here to access a copy of the Winter Storage Application.  Applications may be submitted in person or via email to The following must be provided:

  1.  Completed and signed application
  2.  Current vessel registration (expiration date next April)
  3. Vessel Insurance that covers the dates of land storage on Town Property
  4. CT Driver's License
  5. Proof of Residency (utility bill)
  6. Payment (check or credit card)
There are very specific guidelines for winter storage.  Please read the Winter Storage Rules and Regulations prior to submitting your winter storage application.

Storage Rates

Storage rates are set by the Parks and Recreation Commission.  

Trailer storage rates are $20.00 per foot for residents and $40.00 for non-residents.  Trailer stored boats cannot be longer than 36'.

Wet storage rates are $500 for residents and $1000 for non-residents.  Boats must be between 26' to 36' and have an automatic bilge pump.

Summer Trailer Parking:  2023 SOLD OUT! 2024 Summer Trailer Storage will go on sale Monday April 15, 2024

Trailered boat parking begins at the guest lot.  Once the guest lot is full, parking will move to the adjoining launch ramp parking lot in the established trailer spaces. If there is sufficient demand, a portion of the lot near the skateboard park will then be used.

Please park your boat at the numbered space that corresponds to your storage decal. These spaces will be set at a 45 degree angle to the curb. Please be sure to park your boat within the space.

Things to Remember
  1. Before covering the boat for the winter please be sure to remove the registration and important documents. You will be required to show your registration when renewing your slip in February.
  2. Remove all valuables such as stainless steel propellers and anchors, GPS, radios, stereos, binoculars, fishing rods and reels, tools, etc.
  3. Lock your cabin and trailer hitch.
  4. Check on your boat frequently.
  5. The Town of Fairfield assumes no responsibility for supervision and security.