Boating in Ohio

Boat Accident Reporting Requirements in Ohio

Boat operators who are involved in a collision or boat accident are required to: Stop their boat at the scene. Render assistance to any person who has been injured or who is in danger so long as they ...

Ohio’s Law Enforcement Authority

Within the area of their jurisdiction, Ohio’s boating laws are enforced by: Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, deputy marshals, municipal police officers, township police constables, wildlife offi...

Reckless Boat Operation in Ohio

It is illegal in the state of Ohio to operate any boat, or manipulate any waterskis or similar device, without due caution, in a heedless or careless manner, so as to endanger the life, limb or proper...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Ohio

It is illegal for a person to operate or to be in physical control of any boat that is underway, or to manipulate any waterskis or similar device, if the person is under the influence of alcohol and/o...

Ohio’s Litter Laws

Littering Prohibited No operator or occupants shall discard litter improperly from any vessel, regardless of intent. No operator shall allow litter to be discarded. Refuse Disposal Prohibited No perso...