Texas’ Muffler and Noise Level Laws
Motorized boats in Texas are required to have a factory-type muffler or an exhaust water manifold installed on the engine.
Texas’ Waste Disposal Laws
In Texas, any boat with a permanently installed Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) is required to obtain a MSD certification and display a certification decal if the boat is operated on any waters in Texas, including coastal waters up to 3 nautical miles.
For certification and decal information contact: www.tceq.texas.gov or call (512) 239-0400.