ATV, Snowmobile, and Watercraft Accident Report Forms

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is responsible for documenting all reportable ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft accidents.

ATV and Snowmobile Accidents

Watercraft Accidents

The following provisions govern accidents involving ATV's snowmobiles, and watercraft that result in personal injury or death of a person.

1. Law enforcement officer notification. 

The operator of an ATV, snowmobile, or watercraft involved in an accident that results in personal injury or death of a person or results in the disappearance of a person indicating death or injury shall immediately report the accident, by the quickest means of communication, to the available law enforcement officer nearest to the place where the accident occurred.

A. The owner of an ATV, snowmobile, or watercraft who knows that that ATV, snowmobile, or watercraft was involved in an accident as described in this subsection shall report the accident as provided in this subsection if the operator is unknown.

Report the accident to closest Department of Public Safety dispatch center:

  • Augusta (1-800-452-4664)
  • Gray (1-800-482-0730)
  • Houlton (1- 800-924-2261)
  • Orono (1- 800-432-7381)

2. Provide information to injured party. 

The operator or a person acting on behalf of the operator of an ATV, snowmobile, or watercraft involved in an accident shall provide to an injured person or the operator or an occupant of any other watercraft involved in the accident:

  1. The operator's name and address; and
  2. The registration number of the operator's ATV, snowmobile, or watercraft.

3. Render assistance. 

The operator of an ATV, snowmobile, watercraft involved in an accident shall render reasonable assistance to an injured person.

4. Penalties. 

A person who violates this section commits a Class E crime.

5. Aggravated punishment category. 

Notwithstanding subsection 4, a person who intentionally, knowingly or recklessly fails to comply with this section when the accident resulted in serious bodily injury, as defined in Title 17-A, section 2, subsection 23, or death, commits a Class C crime.

ATV and Snowmobile Accident Reports

To view the accident report form below, you will need the free Adobe Reader. If you need assistance, view our PDF Help page, e-mail us or call us at (207) 287-8000.

ATV and Snowmobile Accident Report Form [PDF]

The completed form should be sent to: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Recreational Safety Division, 41 State House Station, 284 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333.

1. Report requirements. 

A person shall give notice of a snowmobile accident within 72 hours to the commissioner on forms provided by the commissioner if the person is:

  1. The operator of a snowmobile involved in an accident that does not result in injuries requiring the services of a physician or in the death of a person but involves property damage estimated to cost $1,000 or more;
  2. A person acting for the operator of a snowmobile described in paragraph A; or
  3. The owner of a snowmobile described in paragraph A having knowledge of the accident, if the operator of the snowmobile is unknown.

2. Penalties. 

The following penalties apply to violations of this section.

  1. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.

A person who violates this section after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.

Watercraft Accident Reports

To view the accident report form below, you will need the free Adobe Reader. If you need assistance, view our PDF Help page, e-mail us or call us at (207) 287-8000.

Watercraft Accident Report Form [PDF]

The completed form should be sent to: Maine Warden Service, 41 State House Station, 284 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333.

A person shall report a watercraft accident to the commissioner in accordance with this section.

1. Injury to person. 

An operator or owner of a watercraft involved in a collision, accident or other casualty while using the watercraft that results in the death of a person, a person's losing consciousness or receiving medical treatment, a person's becoming disabled for more than 24 hours or the disappearence of a person from a watercraft under circumstances indicating death or injury shall file a written report on forms provided by the commissioner containing the information as required by the commissioner within 24 hours of the occurrence.

2. Damage to watercraft. 

Accidents involving only damage to watercraft or other property to the estimated amount of $1,000 or more must be reported within 72 hours on forms provided by the commissioner.

3. Penalties. 

The following penalties apply to violations of this section.

  1. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
  2. A person who violates this section after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime.

Report the accident to closest Department of Public Safety dispatch center:

  • Augusta (1-800-452-4664)
  • Gray (1-800-482-0730)
  • Houlton (1- 800-924-2261)
  • Orono (1- 800-432-7381)