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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 www.mass.gov/ole

An Agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
251 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114
617-626-1650

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 www.mass.gov/ole
  • For federal boating laws, visit the U.S. Coast Guard's boating safety website: www.uscgboating.org

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.