Maryland Boating Regulations
Consult the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text.
Additionally, Maryland Statutes are available for viewing from the Maryland General Assembly Website
The printed version of COMAR is the official and enforceable text. Only the official text may be judicially noticed under Courts and Judicial Proceedings, Section 10-203, Annotated Code of Maryland.
Changes to Boating Regulations
Maryland State Boat Act
Maryland State Boat Act was enacted in 1960 to work in harmony with the United States Coast Guard regulatory scheme and provided that revenue generated through regulating boating activity would be earmarked for boating and maritime purposes. Perhaps the most important idea was that in Maryland, boaters would administer boating with the support of the boating community. A brief
History of the Maryland State Boat Act and A First-hand Account Regarding Creation of the Maryland Boat Act explain how the act came into existence.