It's the Law


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The TWRA enforces and administers the provisions of the Tennessee Boating Safety Act.

TWRA enforcement officers assist boaters as well as enforce laws and provide control when necessary.

Every TWRA officer has the authority to stop and board any vessel. They may issue citations. When necessary, they may arrest, on sight and without warrant, any person they see violating a provision of the Boating Safety Act.

The U.S. Coast Guard has enforcement authority on federally controlled waters.