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Boating Regulations

The Handbook of Georgia Boating Laws and Responsibilities

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A comprehensive handbook covering the laws and regulations related to operating all vessels in Georgia.

Proposed Regulations

Public participation is an important component of the regulatory process.  Public notices of proposed rules under consideration by the Board of Natural Resources will be posted in this section. Please click the section title above to access PDF documents of any public notices currently available and under consideration.


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LICENSES - 3 Ways to Buy

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Ranger Hotline


Report poaching and wildlife violations. You can receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest—even if you wish to remain anonymous.
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