Gate List Requirements

The Port of Galveston uses Gate Lists to verify authorized access to vessels at the facility in accordance with 33 CFR 105.200(9) and 33 CFR 105.255(B)(4). Beginning September 15, 2010, the Responsible Party for a vessel calling the Port of Galveston is required to submit a Gate List to the Port of Galveston Police Department at least four (4) hours prior to the vessel's arrival. This list is to be submitted for ALL vessels calling at the Port of Galveston.

The only authorized agency to submit a Gate ist is the "Responsible Party" as per the Port of Galveston Application for Berth (Berth Application) and must include the following:
Responsible Party contact information (phone, cell, fax, email)
Authorized Person(s) Name, ID number (i.e. Drivers License, State ID, Passport), and Company Name
*Each Gate List must be specific to the vessels current call at the Port of Galveston*

The method for submittal is:
Submit all Gate Lists to:
Insert the Vessel Name in the Subject Line
The list must be submitted as an attachment in authorized format available on the Port's website: The format can also be requested via email to or by contacting Port Police at (409) 766-6169
The Port of Galveston will accept amendments to Gate Lists at any time. Amendments should be sent at least one (1) hour prior to visitor(s) arrival to the Port. The amendment must be submitted as an addition onto the original Gate List and the entire list re-submitted.

Please note: A ship's officer, vessel agent or representative of the Responsible Party will be permitted to authorize a visitor/vendor access to the vessel through the facility with appropriate supporting documentation. The ship's officer or vessel agent will be required to assume responsibility by signing in the visitor/vendor at the gate.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we refine our policies and procedures to better accommodate the needs of our customers while maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.

Download Gate List Template