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What Is in California’s Harbors and Navigation Code?

The Harbors and Navigation Code contains 9 Divisions

By Chris Micheli, April 4, 2022 5:44 pm

The California Harbors and Navigation Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The Harbors and Navigation Code contains 9 Divisions. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the Harbors and Navigation Code.

GENERAL PROVISIONS [Sections 1 – 25]

There are 26 Sections.

DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF BOATING AND WATERWAYS AND THE BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION [Sections 30 – 88]

There are 4 Chapters and 8 Articles.

DIVISION 1.5. NAVIGABLE WATERS [Sections 90 – 153]

There are 4 Chapters.

DIVISION 2. NAVIGATION [Sections 240 – 310]

There are 4 Chapters and 2 Articles.

DIVISION 3. VESSELS [Sections 399 – 786]

There are 7 Chapters and 22 Articles.

DIVISION 4. MASTERS, CREWS AND CARGOES [Sections 790 – 876]

There are 4 Chapters.

DIVISION 5. PILOTS FOR MONTEREY BAY AND THE BAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN PABLO, AND SUISUN [Sections 1100 – 1203]

There are 6 Chapters and 10 Articles.

DIVISION 6. HARBORS AND PORTS [Sections 1690 – 3980]

There are 4 Parts, 8 Chapters, and 2 Articles.

DIVISION 7. COUNTY PROVISIONS [Sections 4000 – 4160]

There are 3 Chapters and 8 Articles.

DIVISION 8. HARBOR AND PORT DISTRICTS [Sections 5800 – 7340]

There are 5 Parts, 32 Chapters, and 47 Articles.

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