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Boating Laws by State

  • Learn about Boat Operator Licensing Laws for each state
  • Florida Boating Laws
    • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Boating Laws in Florida main page
    • Florida Boating Registration law
    • Anchoring and Mooring
    • What Florida Law Says about Mandatory Marina Evacuations and Tropical Storms and other Laws
    • Florida Vessel Inspection Law — The New 2016 Inspection Sticker You Need to Stop Inspections
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Texas

After this law went into effect, boat owners could go to any on-the-water police officer (local and Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission - FWC - Officers) and ask for a safety boat inspection. If you pass the inspection, they should give you a decal that must be specifically mounted according to instructions on your boat, in which case an officer cannot stop you just for a vessel inspection. This does not include the Coast Guard. They can stop you for any reason.