Boat registration renewal notices arriving this week

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The Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) is mailing approximately 75,000 boat registration renewal notices to boaters whose boat registration expires on Dec. 31.

Each renewal notice is unique to the owner and their boat, and boaters have three options to renew.

The fastest option is online using the Marine Board’s online store. After completing the transaction, boaters can print out a temporary permit and go boating right away. 

There is no transaction fee when using a credit or debit card.

Other options include mailing the payment coupon to the Marine Board or visiting a local registration agent, who can also issue a temporary permit. Boaters can also take advantage of other services using the online store: 

  • Apply for a Boater Education Card or Replacement Card
  • Purchase Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Permits for nonmotorized boats
  • Apply for the boat's Certificate of Title or a Replacement Title
  • Register a new boat
  • Register or renew as an Outfitter or Guide
  • Apply for a Charter Boat license. The cost to register a boat is $4.50 per foot, rounded to the highest foot, plus a $5 aquatic invasive species fee.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention fund pays for inspection stations, decontamination equipment, inspectors, signage and boating education materials.

The Marine Board is funded entirely by motorized boat registrations, motorboat fuel tax and receives federal funding to support services to boaters.  Nearly .86 cents of every dollar are returned to boaters in the form of law enforcement services, boat ramps, restrooms (floating and land-based), parking, boarding floats, facilities engineering/design services, boating education and program outreach.

Access the online store directly at www.boatoregon.com/store.


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