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State-by-State Boating Rules and Regulations

Boating rules, laws, and regulations vary from state to state. Use our interactive map to find everything you need to know about boating safety, life jacket requirements, minimum age necessary to operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC), trailer registration requirements, and other educational resources.

Click on the map on the right or your state below for the most current information about:

  • Resident License and/or Education Requirements
  • Life Jacket Requirements
  • Minimum Age to Operate a Vessel
  • Minimum Age to Operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC)
  • Boat Trailer Registration Requirements
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