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The boating laws of Vermont are enforced by the troopers of the Vermont State Police, game wardens, U.S. Coast Guard officers, and any other authorized peace officer or law enforcement officer. The U.S. Coast Guard also has enforcement authority on all federally controlled waters.

  • An officer has the authority to stop and board your vessel in order to check that you are complying with state and federal laws.
  • It is illegal to refuse to follow the directive of a person with law enforcement authority.
Vermont marine patrol
Troopers of the Vermont State Police, U.S. Coast Guard officers, and any other authorized peace officers or law enforcement officers have the right to stop and board vessels in order to check for compliance with state and federal laws.