Outdoor recreation can play a vital role in protecting our natural resources. When you register your boat, you do your part in sustaining resources that promote safe and responsible use of our nation's waters. Your registration dollars also help pay for marinas, boat ramps, lake clean up and much more.
The OSMB is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in Oregon.
All vessels propelled by machinery, including gasoline, diesel and electric motors, and principally operated on Oregon waters must be titled and registered by the OSMB. U.S. Coast Guard documented vessels must also be registered with the Marine Board if classified as a recreational vessel.
Exemptions to the boat registration requirements include:
Boat owners must keep their Certificate of Title in a safe place.
Note - On the reverse side of the Certificate of Title there is an application for the transfer of ownership.
Successful titling and registration results in a Certificate of Title and a Certificate of Number (registration card) as well as decals. Boat numbers must:
Lack of the correct documentation may result in delays and fines.
Make sure all boats are properly marked and documented. It's important to keep your Certificate of Number with the boat.
Transfer of Title: Oregon boat title transfers must be made within 30 days of purchase to avoid a late penalty. Please contact the OSMB for further information.
Boat owners must have at least a temporary permit before they can operate in Oregon waters. Upon receipt of the Certificate of Number please note the following:
The Certificate of Number, validation decals and title are obtained by application to an authorized boat registration agent or to:
Oregon State Marine Board P.O. Box 14145 Salem, OR 97209-5065
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