How to Get Your FWC Livery Permit

May 11, 2023

The Boat Safety Act (SB 606) of 2022 requires Florida rental operators to obtain a livery permit from the FWC. We're here to help you get it!

📋 Step 1: Obtain Livery & Renter Policy

The first step is to ensure you have an insurance policy that covers both you as a livery and the renter. If you don’t have it already, Buoy offers a usage-based boat renter and livery insurance policy. To get started, sign up for Buoy and register your fleet:

Sign up for Buoy today

Good to know
  • The policy covers both livery and renter
  • For most rental companies, obtaining the permit requires a new policy (such as the one offered by Buoy)
  • Renters pay the majority of the cost
  • It takes less than 15 minutes to register your fleet via Buoy

📥 Step 2: Obtain Livery & Renter Policy

Once you have registered your fleet on Buoy, you will receive an email with a copy of your Proof of Insurance. Download and save it for easy reference. You will need it for the next and final step.

📝 Step 3: Fill out FWC-forms & Attach Proof of Insurance

Fill out the forms below:

  1. Download Permit Safety Certification PDF
  2. Download Permit Checklist PDF

Finally, send an email to containing the following documents:

✅ Permit Safety Certification PDF
✅ Permit Checklist PDF
✅ Proof of Insurance PDF (from Step 2)

That’s it! Kick back and relax while you wait for the FWC to issue and send your permit.

Questions or concerns?

We’re happy to help. Email for anything SB606 and/or boat rental insurance or contact us through our contact form.

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