The mission of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Detail is to provide a safe boating environment for the citizens and boating community of Sacramento County. To accomplish this mission, we provide education and information to members of the boating community, enforce State and local ordinance to ensure safe boat operations, and train and prepare for emergency response in case of a boat accident or natural disaster.
The Marine Enforcement Detail is responsible for patrolling the river and Delta regions within Sacramento County. The patrol area ranges from the Sacramento River north of Downtown Sacramento to the Delta/San Joaquin River. The Marine Enforcement Detail is permanently staffed 365 days a year with highly trained Marine Enforcement Deputies.
To request a vessel inspection for the purposes of mooring or anchoring in any Sacramento County waterway please visit the Mooring Permit page.MOORING PERMIT
A permit issued by the Sheriff is required for any vessel to be moored, anchored, grounded, placed or otherwise located in any waterway of Sacramento County for a period exceeding fourteen (14) days. This fourteen (14) day period is consecutive and will commence upon written notice by the Sheriff. If you wish to review all the language included in the Mooring and Sanitation Ordinance, please download the SCC Mooring and Sanitation document.
To request an inspection by mail you may download a copy of the Mooring Permit Application Form and mail the completed form to the following address:
The Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) is a program created to help boat owners surrender their unwanted recreational boats to a local participating VTIP agency, free of charge. This helpful and proactive program is administered by California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and grants are awarded annually to qualified local public agencies statewide. Commercial vessels are not covered under this program.
If you have a recreational boat that you no longer want, the free, easy and safe Vessel Turn-In Program may be the solution. Contact the Sacramento Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Detail at (916) 875-0493 for more information on qualifying criteria for the proposed vessel and to apply for the VTIP.VTIP FLYER