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Recreational Safety Programs

Michigan now offers two online boating safety classes and Exam without taking a proctored exam. There is a fee for these classes and they are available at the following links:

Minimum Age for Motorboat Operators

Boaters under 16 years of age must meet certain requirements before they can legally operate a boat with a motor larger than 6 horsepower:

These requirements are:

Personal Watercraft Regulations

Boaters Safety Class

No classes are scheduled at this time.

ORV Class

No classes are scheduled at this time.

Snowmobile Safety Classes

No classes are scheduled at this time.

Contact Us

Sheriff Department

   

701 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

(616) 632-6100

(616) 632-6122

Lawrence A. Stelma

Lawrence A. Stelma
Sheriff

Michelle Young
Under Sheriff

Kevin Kelley
Chief Deputy-Law Enforcement

Chuck Dewitt
Chief Deputy-Corrections

Correctional Facility

703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Administration
(616) 632-6400

Inmate Information
(616) 632-6300

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