Nevada's State Boating Laws - Boat Accident Reporting

An operator involved in a boat accident is 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 can do so without risking their safety or their passenger’s safety.
  • Provide their name, address and boat information in writing to any person who was injured, and to the owner of any property that was damaged as a result of the accident.

Boat Accident Reporting

Nevada's Boat Accident Reporting Requirements

A boat accident must be immediately reported to the Nevada Department of Fish and Wildlife immediately. An accident report form must be filed within 48 hours if:

  • A person is killed or disappears from the boat.
  • A person requires medical treatment beyond first aid, a person loses consciousness or is disabled for more than 24 hours as a result of the accident.

A written accident report must be submitted within 10 days if:

  • Property damage totals more than $2,000.

State-approved Boat Accident Report form: