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Tennessee Boating Law Enforcement

It is the responsibility of the TWRA to enforce and administer the provisions of the Tennessee Boating Safety Act.

  • Enforcement officers of the Agency are on the water to assist boaters as well as to enforce laws and provide control when necessary.
  • Every officer of the Agency 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 USCG has enforcement authority on federally controlled waters.