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Boater's Guide

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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 - Chapters

PART ONE - Certificate & Education

PART TWO - Registration & Titling 

PART THREE - Boating Regulations

PART FOUR - Safety Equipment  

PART FIVE - Local Regulations, Access & Pumpout Information 

PART SIX - Environmental Awareness 

PART SEVEN - Rules & Regulations 

PART EIGHT - Paddling Awareness 

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 January 19, 2021