Stay Up to Date

To stay up to date on Wisconsin boating laws, contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:

  • Call 1-888-936-7463
  • Visit our website at

For federal boating laws, visit the U.S. Coast Guard’s boating safety website at

DNR Tip Line

Report Violations

CALL the statewide confidential DNR Tip Line toll-free at 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367) 24 hours a day, or dial #367 on your cell phone (free for U.S. Cellular customers). 

The DNR Tip Line is NOT an information number. 

To report a violation not in progress, send an e-mail to: [email protected]