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Boating Accident Report Form

Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

  • The operator must report the accident in writing to IDNR 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 IDNR 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 Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Report forms are available online on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website.