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Marine Events
Permits for regattas, races, marine parades, tournaments, exhibitions, or similar events to be held on District of Columbia waters must be obtained by applying for authorization from the Mayor at least 30 days prior to the event. If the event is being held on federally controlled waters, a permit from the USCG is required.

Local Regulations
Local waterways may have specific equipment and operational restrictions in addition to those covered in this chapter. Be sure to check for local regulations before you go boating.