Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident to the IA DNR.
- The operator must report the accident in writing to IA DNR within 48 hours of the occurrence in cases that result in death, disappearance, or personal injuries requiring medical treatment.
- The operator must report the accident in writing to IA DNR within five days if damage to the vessel and/or other property exceeds $2,000.
Accidents should be reported on accident report forms available from the IA DNR. Report forms are available online on the IA DNR website.