Boat Inspections Now Mandatory in Colorado

Watercraft inspections to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species are now mandatory in Colorado for both resident and non-resident motorized watercraft. State-certified inspections and decontaminations are available at more than 200 locations statewide, including select Division of Wildlife offices, state, federal, county and municipal reservoirs and a number of private marinas and boat dealers. Mandatory inspections are limited to tailored watercraft. Hand-launched crafts, including kayaks, rafts, canoes, sailboards and belly boats, are not required to have an inspection.