California Boater Card
Beginning January 1, 2018, the mandatory boating safety education law goes into effect and will be phased in by age. If you operate a motorized vessel on California waterways, you will be required to pass an approved boating safety exam and carry a lifetime California Boater Card. For more information, visit the California Boater Card website. Additional resources education resources may be found at the California Approved Boating Safety Courses website.
For More Information
For more information about the Boating Safety Unit, please contact the Sheriff's Department at (530) 458-0200. To find more information about state boating and waterway regulations, visit the California Department of Boating and Waterways website.