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Boat Enforcement Patrol Grants

This grant is issued to Wisconsin counties or tribes that participate in boating enforcement efforts.

Who can apply

Eligible applicants

A unit of government authorizing the patrol, must contain at least one of the following within its jurisdiction:

  • a lake of at least 100 acres in size, determined by the current Department lake survey; or,
  • at least one mile of river within the jurisdiction of the unit of government.

Application information

Read the Municipal Water Safety Patrol Manual (LE-318) [PDF] for details on how to apply.

Submit a Notice of Intent to Patrol (Form 8700-059) [PDF] on or before March 1 of the patrol year. Submit the form to:

Boat Administrator, LE/8
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921

Annual due dates

January 1 but no later than January 31 One copy of the State Aid Application Package must be submitted to the Recreational Safety Warden by this date.
January-March Participate in audit. Date will be scheduled by Recreational Safety Warden.
March 1 Intent to Patrol (Form 8700-059) must be submitted to the Boating Law Administrator by this date.
Every 2 Years A patrol representative must attend a water safety patrol biennial workshop, date to be scheduled and notice sent out by the Bureau of Law Enforcement. Attendance is limited to 2 participants per patrol. At least one attendee must be an active officer of the patrol.
10th of each month Submit Enforcement Patrol Monthly Report (Form 8700-90) for the previous month's activities to Recreational Safety Warden.


Contact information
For information on Boat Enforcement Patrol Grants, contact:
Julie Fitzgerald
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
Last revised: Wednesday August 23 2017