This is a question we get a lot, and the answer is a resounding……”maybe”. Our best advice is to ask your local authorities or neighbors. Because we install lifts all over the place, and because each place has varying rules and regulations to follow (and sometimes, individual neighborhoods have more strict rules than the greater surrounding town does), we’re simply unable to keep track of them all. We do not check or verify if a permit is required and in hand. If we know specifically for a particular area if there are regulations to consider, we’ll certainly share that information with you, however it is ultimately up to you to determine exactly what you need to have in place prior to installation of your boat lift.