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Mandatory Watercraft Inspection FAQs
I live in Montana and am planning to boat in Wyoming this May. Do I need to have my boat inspected before launching in Wyoming?

Yes. A new requirement states that all watercraft transported into Wyoming from any state MUST be inspected before launching. Details on inspection locations and hours of operation can be found by clicking the following links.

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Where can I get my watercraft inspected?

Permanent inspection locations will be established from April 26 through September 14, 2014 at many ports of entry and other border locations. Inspectors will also be present at major waters on a rotating basis. Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) regional offices can also provide inspections by appointment during normal business hours. Details on inspection locations and hours of operation can be found by clicking the following links.

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What do I do if I come to Wyoming and the check station at the Port of Entry is closed?

Please plan your trip ahead of time to ensure you can find an open inspection location before needing to launch. There may be an inspection location available in the area that you’re planning to boat if you’re unable to have your watercraft inspected upon entering the state. Inspection locations will be updated frequently as new locations as certified throughout the season. Information can be found at the links below.

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Can I get my boat inspected in another state before coming to Wyoming?

Yes, provided that a seal is attached to your boat and you are provided with a paper receipt. You can then enter Wyoming without further inspection, provided you do not pass an open mandatory check station on your route. Information on currently approved states where boaters can get an inspection and seal is provided HERE (AIS Inspection Location List). You must break the seal before launching and keep the broken seal and receipt in your possession while on the water as proof of the inspection.

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I just returned from Lake Mead (or another infested water). What do I need to do before launching my boat in Wyoming?

Before launching in Wyoming, you MUST have your boat inspected to make sure you do not transport harmful zebra or quagga mussels to Wyoming waters. This is a requirement during all months of the year. To find a location to schedule an inspection, click HERE (Watercraft Inspection Locations) or call 1-877-WGFD-AIS (877-943-3247).

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