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U.S. State Boat Towing Laws

U.S. State Towing Laws

This information is compiled from a variety of resources with the expectation that it is correct.

Contact information for the boating law administrator of each state can be found at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

 

Trailer Only

 
 

Vehicle & Trailer

Min. Weight

State

Length

Width

Height

Max.

Requiring Separate

Length

Trailer Brakes

Alabama

40'

8'

13' 6 "

60'

3,000

Alaska

40'

8'

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Arizona

40'

8'

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Arkansas

n/a

8'

13' 6"

65'

3,000

California

40'

8' 6"

14'

65'

3,000

Colorado

35'

8' 6"

13'

70'

3,000

Connecticut

45'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Delaware

40'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

4,000

Dist. Of Columbia

40'

8'

13' 6"

40'

3,000

Florida

48'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Georgia

n/a

8'

13' 6"

55'

2,500

Hawaii

40'

9'

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Idaho

48'

8' 6"

14'

75'

1,500

Illinois

42'

8'

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Indiana

40'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Iowa

48'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Kansas

n/a

8' 6"

14'

65'

stop 40' at 20 mph

Kentucky

n/a

8'

13' 6"

55'

3,000

Louisiana

30'

8'

13' 6"

70'

3,000

Maine

45'

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Maryland

n/a

8'

13' 6"

55'

3,000

Massachusetts

33'

8' 6"

13' 6"

n/a

n/a

Michigan

45'

8'

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Minnesota

45'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Mississippi

50'

8' 6"

13' 6"

n/a

2,000

Missouri

n/a

8'

14'

60'

n/a

Montana

n/a

8' 6"

14'

75'

3,000

Nebraska

40'

8' 6"

14' 6"

65'

3,000

Nevada

n/a

8'

14'

70'

3,000

New Hampshire

48'

8'

13' 6"

n/a

3,000

New Jersey

35'

8'

13' 6"

50'

3,000

New Mexico

40'

8' 6"

14'

75'

3,000

New York

45'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

North Carolina

48'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

4,000

North Dakota

60'

8' 6"

14'

75'

All

Ohio

40'

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

2,000

Oklahoma

n/a

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Oregon

45'

8' 6"

14'

65'

n/a

Pennsylvania

53'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Rhode Island

48'

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

4,000

South Carolina

48'

8' 6"

13' 6"

n/a

3,000

South Dakota

53'

8' 6"

14'

70'

3,000

Tennessee

48'

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Texas

n/a

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

4,500

Utah

40'

8' 6"

14'

65'

n/a

Vermont

53'

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Virginia

n/a

8' 6"

13' 6"

60'

3,000

Washington

48'

8' 6"

14'

60'

3,000

West Virginia

40'

8'

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Wisconsin

45'

8' 6"

13' 6"

65'

3,000

Wyoming

60'

8' 6"

14'

85'

stop 40' at 20 mph

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