If you are involved in a boating accident, you are required to report it to New York State Parks if the accident resulted in:
Registration of vessels is handled by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Only boats with motors need to be registered. If you have questions about registering a boat, please contact the DMV or visit their website: https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/register-boat
Aids to Navigation provide boaters with information in the same way that drivers obtain information from street signs and traffic markers. Aids to navigation are generally installed by a government agency. To request placement of a navigational aid, please contact the agency responsible for placing aids in that waterway.
|Waterways||Agency Responsible for Placing Navigational Aids|
|All tidal and ocean waterways, including the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain||US Coast Guard|
|Waterways within the Adirondack and Catskill Park Regions||Dept. of Environmental Conservation|
|Barge Canal System||NYS Canal Corporation|
|All other waterways in New York State||State Parks|