Who Enforces Boating Laws?
Primary responsibility for enforcement of the Georgia Boat Safety Act is with the Conservation Rangers of the Georgia DNR. However, all peace officers are authorized to enforce the law.
Conservation Rangers and other law enforcement officers have the right to:
- Stop and board vessels to determine compliance with the Georgia Boat Safety Act.
- Arrest any person(s) violating any provision of the Georgia Boat Safety Act or, in lieu of arrest, issue citations for violations.
- Execute any warrants or search warrants for violations of the Georgia Boat Safety Act.
- Enter any land, water, or vessel in the performance of their duty.