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Courtesy Vessel Safety Check

The USCG Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons will perform a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) of your vessel and equipment free of charge. This courtesy check covers federal and state requirements and is not a law enforcement contact.

Courtesy checks are conducted routinely at boat launch and public access sites early in the boating season.

If your vessel meets all VSC requirements, you will receive a VSC decal. If your vessel fails to meet all requirements, no report is made to any law enforcement agency.

To request a Vessel Safety Check by an examiner, visit and enter your zip code.

Vessel Safety Check decal