If Found Contact Stickers

Always label your kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard, and other paddle craft with an If Found sticker. If your paddle craft is ever found astray, it will help first responders confirm if someone is in need of rescue on the water and collect necessary search and rescue information.

Each year the Maine Warden Service and Maine Marine Patrol respond to many calls of unoccupied canoes, kayaks, and rowboats found floating on the water. Many of these calls result in costly and avoidable search and rescue efforts.

Most of these searches are initiated when a vessel/paddle craft drifts away from shore from not being properly secured.

More often than not, these vessels/paddle craft are not labeled with the owner’s contact information, presenting unnecessary challenges to first responders attempting to contact the owner.  

Use an "IF FOUND” sticker to identify your paddle craft.  Doing so assists search and rescue responders in efficiently determining if a true emergency exists, prevents unnecessary searches, saves thousands of dollars in associated search costs, and enables the paddle craft to be returned to its rightful owner.

Where to Get a FREE Sticker

Please get a FREE “IF FOUND” contact sticker from your local Maine Game Warden, Marine Patrol Officer, or Harbor Master. You can also find stickers at marinas, sporting goods stores or at the following Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Marine Resources locations (open 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday):

  • Augusta:
    • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters, 353 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04333
    • Maine Department of Marine Resources, 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Ashland: Maine Warden Service Headquarters, 63 Station Hill, Ashland, ME 04732
  • Bangor: Maine Warden Service Headquarters, 106 Hogan Road, Suite #1, Bangor, ME  04401
  • Boothbay: DMR Marine Patrol Division I, 194 McKown Point Rd., West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
  • Gray: Maine Warden Service Headquarters, 15 Game Farm Rd, Gray, ME 04039
  • Greenville: Maine Warden Service Headquarters, 19 Village St., Greenville, ME  04441
  • Jonesboro: DMR Marine Patrol Field Office, 317 Whitneyville Road, Jonesboro, ME 04648
  • Lamoine: DMR Marine Patrol Division II, 22 Coaling Station Lane, Lamoine, ME 04605
  • Rockland: DMR Marine Patrol Field Office, 515 Maine St., Rockland, ME 04841
  • Sidney: Warden Service Headquarters, 270 Lyons Road, Sidney, ME  04330