Boat Enforcement Patrol Grants
Boating in Wisconsin
This grant is issued to Wisconsin counties or municipalities that participate in boating enforcement efforts. Eligible agencies may receive law enforcement aids for up to 75% of their net costs.
- 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.
Read the Municipal Water Safety Patrol Manual (LE-318) for details on how to apply.
Submit a Notice of Intent to Patrol (Form 8700-059) on or before March 1 of the patrol year.
Submit the form to:
Boat Program Specialist, LE/8
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
Annual due dates
|Jan. 1 but no later than Jan. 31
|One copy of the State Aid Application Package must be submitted to the Boat Program Specialist by this date.
|Participate in an audit of the State Aid Application.
|Intent to Patrol (Form 8700-059) must be submitted to the Boating Program Specialist by this date.
|Annual USCG report due to Boat Program Specialist 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 Recreation Warden.
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|Prior to Patrol
|Intent to Patrol
|Enforcement Patrol Daily Log
|Enforcement Patrol Monthly Report
|USCG Annual Report
|Boat Operator Incident Report
|Boat Officer Report Form
|State Aid Application - Boat
|Travel, Materials, and Supply Schedule
|Depreciation Schedule-Straight Line Method
|Record of Violations
- For information on these grants, please contact your local recreation warden [PDF].