Who Enforces Boating Laws?
The boating laws of Alabama are enforced by Marine Patrol troopers, county sheriffs, USCG officers, and any other authorized peace officer or law enforcement officer.
- Officers have the authority to stop and board your vessel in order to check that you are complying with state and federal laws. The USCG also has enforcement authority on all federally controlled waters.
- Whenever contacted by one of these troopers, you must stop and permit the officer to come alongside to check your vessel registration and required safety equipment.