Tennessee Paddlesports Association

Growing, Protecting, Supporting Tennessee's Paddlesports Businesses

Application Process for Non Motorized Vessel Rental Outfitters

April 06, 2022 7:46 AM | Anonymous

Have You Applied for Your TWRA Paddlecraft Outfitter Rental Permit for 2022?

TWRA offers these directions to ensure your permit applications are processed in a timely manner.

Applications are available at


When outfitters submit an application for a permit, they must do so to the email address on the application.


This protocol will ensure that your application is reviewed by the appropriate person in a timely manner. Applications can take up to 30 days to be processed this time of year through the correct channels.

Be sure applications include all the required documentation. Piecemeal applications are more likely to be deferred or overlooked.

Sending emails about applications or reporting to the wrong address may also result in delays or lost documents.


For permit application and questions contact:


Misdirected questions may lead to delays.

Permit renewals are supposed to be submitted between October 1 and December 15th to avoid the backlog of applications in the Spring that can lead to delays.


Need Customer Safety Orientation Posters?

TWRA has sets of posters which can be used as visual aids for the customer safety briefing required by TWRA.

The set of posters include: Paddlecraft Boating Laws, Kayaking Basics, Canoeing Basics, Be Safe Have Fun, and Common River Hazards. Use the ones appropriate for your location.

Send an email to dbrown@tnpaddlesports.com and we'll have a set sent to you.


Tennessee Paddlesports Association, PO Box 66, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871   

+1 833 304 6484


TN Paddlesports Association is a non-profit corporation

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