March 3, 2016
Who Enforces North Carolina’s Boating Laws?
North Carolina’s boaters must always comply with both federal and state boating laws and must follow any direction given by law enforcement. Learn more about North Carolina’s boating laws by taking the BOATsmart! North Carolina Course. North Carolina’s boating law authorities you’ll see on the water are:
- • The North Carolina Wildlife and Resources Commission and its officers
- • The U.S. Coast Guard
- • Department of Natural Resources officers
- • Any other authorized law enforcement officer