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Boat Registration Notices Arriving Soon
For Immediate Release -10/27/11
Boaters with 2011 registration decals on their boat will soon be getting their courtesy registration renewal notice in the mail.  The Marine Board is mailing approximately 83,000 notices on October 31. 
“Renewing online is quick and easy and there’s no processing fee,” said Ashley Massey, Public Affairs Specialist for the Marine Board.  Each renewal notice has the boat owner’s registration number (OR number) and a PIN.  “The boat owner simply goes to the Marine Board website at www.boatoregon.com, clicks on the registration decal image or “click here to renew online” link, and enters the information from the renewal notice into designated fields.”  The online system is secure and the Marine Board does not retain any credit card data.  Boaters who let their registration lapse last season (decals that expired 12/31/10) can still renew online.  The boat owner just needs to call the Marine Board to receive a PIN over the phone at 503-378-8587.
“Another advantage to renewing online is that boaters can print out a temporary permit right away, and immediately get out on the water,” said Massey.  Decals are mailed within 5-7 business days.  “The electronic process provides a great turnaround-time for boaters, and it’s much more cost-effective for the agency.”
The notices include the $5 surcharge for the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit fund that was passed by the 2009 legislature.  The fee is in addition to the cost of the boat registration, which is unchanged.  Registration fees are $3 per foot, rounded up, based on the length of the vessel.
Boaters can also renew their registrations at the Marine Board Office in Salem, by mail or through 85 registration agents statewide. 
The Oregon State Marine Board is funded by user fees and federal grants.  The revenue generated from the fees goes back to boaters in the form of boating facility improvements, marine law enforcement services and education and outreach.  To learn more about the
Marine Board’s revenue and expenditures, visit http://www.boatoregon.com/OSMB/admin/program.shtml#Marine_Board_Funding.
For a list of agents, or to renew online, visit http://www.boatoregon.com/OSMB/BoatReg/WhereRegister.shtml