Many Washington waterways have specific equipment and operational restrictions in addition to those covered in this chapter. Be sure to check with the sheriff's office or police department for local regulations before you go boating. Many local boating ordinances can be found at www.mrsc.org/codes.aspx.
Rental boats, like all other boats, must be outfitted with all safety equipment required by law, such as life jackets, fire extinguishers, and signaling devices. According to Washington law, boat rental companies must provide all legally required safety equipment at no additional charge.