GetMyBoat 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. 

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

  • California Boating Laws on California State Parks

Colorado

Connecticut

  • Boating on the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

  • Boating from Idaho Parks & Recreation

Illinois

  • Boating from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Boating from the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Louisiana

  • Boating from the State of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Maine

  • Watercraft from the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

  • Boating from Nebraska Game and Parks

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

  • Boating from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

  • Boating from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming