Boater's Guide

The Boater's Guide is currently available in digital book and PDF formats. The digital book format (link to Turley Publishing) requires Adobe Flash Player and will be continually updated with regulatory changes as they occur. The PDF version is a large file and may take several minutes to download.  To make accessing information on specific topics faster, individual sections of the guide have also been provided for downloading.

Complete Boater's Guide

Boater's Guide 

Boater's Guide (Spanish Version)

Boater's Guide - Chapters

PART ONE - Certificate & Education

PART TWO - Registration & Titling 

PART THREE - Safety Equipment

PART FOUR - Boating Regulations

PART FIVE - Rules of the Road & Navigation

PART SIX - Homeland Security

PART SEVEN- Paddling Safety

PART EIGHT - Environmental Awareness

PART NINE - Local Regulations, Boat Launches & Pumpout Information

PART TEN - Sun, Tide & Moon Predictions

PART ELEVEN - Boating Accident Report


If you have any questions regarding the Boater's Guide, please contact the Boating Division by phone at (860) 434-8638 or by e-mail at

Last Updated on August 24, 2022