Who Enforces Boating Laws?
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.