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Texas Boating Accident Report Form
Report forms are available from TPWD offices and game wardens, or call the TPWD 24 hours a day at 512-389-4848.

Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident to the TPWD by the quickest means possible if it has resulted in:

  • Death or...
  • The disappearance of a person from a vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury or...
  • Injury requiring medical treatment beyond first aid or...
  • Property damage exceeding $2,000 to all vessels, docks, etc. involved in the accident.

Accident reports submitted by the operator(s) are confidential and are not admissible in court as evidence.