DNR courtesy boat inspections in July

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will conduct courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings in July.

DNR officers will inspect for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Those who are not in compliance will not be ticketed during the free inspections, according to DNR. Instead, they will be allowed to correct the problem before launching.

In Beaufort County, inspections will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the following dates and places:

  • July 4, Battery Creek Landing, Port Royal
  • July 19, Sands Landing, Port Royal
  • July 26, Battery Creek Landing
  • To report boating violations, call the DNR toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 800-922-5431.