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It's the Law

Marine Events


A state permit must be obtained at least 30 days in advance in order to hold a race, regatta, or tournament on South Carolina waters. For permits or information on these or other marine events, contact:

SCDNR Boating Safety and Education
P.O. Box 12559
Charleston, SC 29422
843-953-9378

Permits for events held on federally controlled waters are granted through the U.S. Coast Guard by applying at least 30 days in advance.

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