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Marine Events


A permit to hold a race, regatta, tournament, parade, or exhibition on Missouri’s navigable waters must be obtained from the Missouri State Highway Patrol by submitting an application at least 15 days prior to the event. If the event will limit or obstruct the use of a public waterway, the application must be submitted 60 days in advance. Applications can be obtained online at www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/WaterPatrol/Regattas/documents/regatta_MarineEventPermit.pdf.

Permits for events to be held on federally controlled waters must be obtained from the USCG by applying at least 30 days prior to the event.