A vessel operator involved in a boating accident must report the accident to Colorado Parks and Wildlife within five days after the date of the accident if the accident caused:
- Loss of life or disappearance from a vessel or…
- An injury which required medical treatment beyond first aid or…
- Damage to the vessel(s) or other property exceeding $500.
Accidents should be reported on accident report forms available from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The complete 8-page Boating Accident Form can be downloaded by visiting the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. All reports must be submitted to:
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
Failure to report a boating accident is a misdemeanor.