Buoy permits must be placed by April 1 each year, unless otherwise specified in the permit.

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division will be conducting the annual buoy audit beginning April 15, 2017. The division manages thousands of buoy permits which must be maintained by the individual permit holders. The annual audit involves verifying the permit holder still owns the property associated with the permit, ensuring the buoy is placed properly, and confirming the buoy displays the correct markings. Additionally, the buoy must be well maintained and the markings must be visible to boaters.

Buoy permits must be placed by April 1 each year, unless otherwise specified in the permit. Buoys which are not in compliance with the permit requirements are subject to revocation. The cooperation of buoy permit holders in maintaining navigational buoy markers on our waterways is appreciated. Any questions regarding buoy permits may be directed to the Water Patrol Division at 573-751-5071, or by email at Buoys@mshp.dps.mo.gov.

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