Boating Laws and Regulations by States

Dockwa wants everyone to boat safely. Check out the United States Coast Guard website for information on federal laws and federal regulations, as well as navigation rules. Boat Ed offers safety courses by state and the USCG also provides a state-by-state list of laws.

Search below for helpful links for your state’s laws and regulations. Make sure to consider purchasing boat rental insurance before your trip. 

 

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Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming