Children's Life Jackets - Utah

In Utah, it is required for all children under the age of 12 to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest at all times when on a boat.

Life vests and life jackets are to be in good condition and fit the child properly at all times. The only exception is when the child is in an enclosed cabin of a boat which is 19 feet long or longer.

Parents make the ultimate decision on whether or not their child wears a life jacket or life best; but the USCG and your boat insurance company will expect you to comply with the state boating safety regulations.