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Marine Events

Permits for events held on state-controlled waters are required and are granted through the Georgia DNR.

  • You must complete a Marine Event Permit application and submit it at least 30 days in advance of the event. If the event is likely to attract 10,000 or more persons, the request must be made 90 days in advance.
  • The application is available on the Georgia DNR website at Click on “Boating” and “Boating Regulations.”

Permits for events held on federally controlled waters are granted through the USCG by applying at least 30 days in advance.

For more information or to obtain an application, go to

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