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For Boating Information

Find out more about boater safety, and register boats and recreational vehicles online. See our web page of frequently asked questions, or call the Boat & R.V. Safety Bureau at: 508-564-4961

Visit the Massachusetts Environmental Police Website at

An Agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
251 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114

Where to Find Additional Information

This handbook is a guide to Massachusetts boating laws for recreational boaters.

  • To stay up to date on new boating laws, contact the Massachusetts Environmental Police at: 508-564-4961 or
  • For federal boating laws, visit the U.S. Coast Guard's boating safety website:

Information in this handbook does not replace what is specifically legal for boating in Massachusetts, which is found in Massachusetts General Law, Code of Massachusetts Regulations, and federal law.