Know Your State's Boating Laws

Know your rights. Below is the complete boat law administrator list:

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State Department Number Website
AL Marine Police Division (334) 242-3673 www.dcnr.state.al.us/mp.html
AK AK DNR, Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation (907) 269-8705 www.dcnr.state.al.us/mp.html
AZ AZ Game & Fish Department (602) 942-3000 www.gf.state.az.us
AR AR Game & Fish Commission (501) 223-6300 www.agfc.state.ar.us
CA CA Department of Boating & Waterways (888) 326-2822 www.dbw.ca.gov
CO CO DNR, Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437 www.coloradoparks.org/boating
CT Department of Environmental Protection (860) 434-8638 www.dep.state.ct.us
DE Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement (302) 739-3440 www.dnrec.state.de.us/fw/main1.htm
DC Harbor Patrol (202) 727-4582 www.mpdc.org
FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (850) 488-5600 www.state.fl.us/fwc
GA Department of Natural Resources (770) 918-6408 www.dnr.state.ga.us
HI Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation (808) 587-1963 http://www.state.hi.us/dlnr/dbor/dbor.html
ID Department of Parks & Recreation (208) 334-4199 www.idahoparks.org
IL Department of Natural Resources (217) 782-6431 http://dnr.state.il.us/
IN Department of Natural Resources (317) 232-4020 www.state.in.us/dnr
IA Department of Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife (515) 281-8652 www.state.ia.us/dnr
KS Department of Wildlife & Parks (913) 296-2281 www.kdwp.state.ks.us/boating/boating.html
KY Law Enforcement Division (800) 858-1549 www.state.ky.us/agencies/fw
LA Department Wildlife & Fisheries (225) 765-2984 www.wlf.state.la.us
ME Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Department (207) 287-5220 http://janus.state.me.us/ifw/rv/boatlaws2000.htm
MD MD DNR, Natural Resources Police (877) 620-8367 www.dnr.state.md.us/boating/
MA Fisheries, Wildlife & Environmental L.E. (508) 790-9360 www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dle
MI MI DNR, Law Enforcement Division (517) 373-1230 www.dnr.state.mi.us
MN Department of Natural Resources (651) 296-6157 www.dnr.state.mn.us
MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (601) 432-2400 www.mdwfp.com
MO MO State Water Patrol (573) 751-3333 www.mswp.state.mo.us
MT MT Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission (406) 444-2452 www.fwp.state.mt.us/recreation/boated.htm
NV NV Division of Wildlife (702) 688-1500 www.state.nv.us/cnr/nvwildlife
NH Marine Patrol Bureau (602) 293-2037 www.state.nh.us/safety
NJ NJ State Police (609) 882-2000 www.njsp.org
NM NM State Parks (888) 667-2757 www.emnrd.state.nm.us/nmparks/
NY NY State Parks & Recreation (518) 474-0445 www.nysparks.com/boats
NC Wildlife Resources Commission (919) 733-3391 www.state.nc.us/Wildlife
ND ND Game & Fish Department (701) 328-6300 www.state.nd.us/gnf
OH OH DNR, Division of Watercraft (614) 265-6485 www.dnr.state.oh.us/odnr/watercraft
OK OK Highway Patrol, Lake Patrol Section (405) 425-7709 www.dps.state.ok.us
OR OR State Marine Board (503) 378-8587 www.marinebd.osmb.state.or.us
PA PA Fish & Boat Commission (717) 657-4540 www.fish.state.pa.us
RI Dept. of Env. Mgmt., Div. of Law Enforcement (401) 277-2284 www.state.ri.us/dem/hfb/index.htm
SC Department of Natural Resources (800) 277-4301 water.dnr.state.sc.us/
SD Department of Game, Fish & Parks (605) 773-3381 www.state.sd.us/gfp
TN TN Wildlife Resources Agency (615) 781-5272 www.state.tn.us/twra
TX Parks & Wildlife Department (890) 792-1112 www.tpwd.state.tx.us
UT Division of Parks & Recreation (801) 538-7220 parks.state.ut.us
VT VT State Police, Marine Division (802) 878-7111 www.dps.state.vt.us
VA Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (804) 367-1000

www.dgif.state.va.us

WA State Parks & Recreation Commission (800) 233-0321 www.parks.wa.gov
WV Division of Natural Resources, L.E. Section (304) 558-2783 www.dnr.state.wv.us
WI Department of Natural Resources (608) 266-0859 www.dnr.state.wi.us
WY Game & Fish Department (307) 777-4600 gf.state.wy.us