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Paddlecraft (SUPs, rafts, drift boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) 10 feet long and longer will need to purchase and be able to digitally display (or have a print copy), one permit per boat, when in use.
The Marine Board offers two permit purchasing options through our Boat Oregon Store:
*The Marine Board permits are available as a PDF that can be downloaded or printed. These can be saved on your mobile device. The ODFW permits are available for printing or as electronic permits in the MyODFW app on your mobile device.
Online - You can purchase a one OR two-year permit from the Boat Oregon Store. Permits are valid for a calendar year and expire on December 31st of the year purchased.
*Be sure to purchase your permits early in the year to get your maximum use and to download the PDF and print the permit or have it ready to display on your mobile device for marine law enforcement.
*Note: ODFW charges an additional $2 transaction fee and OSMB's eCommerce portal provider will be charging an additional $1.50 transaction fee.
We advise boaters to buy from either the Marine Board's Boat Oregon Store, ODFW Electronic Licensing System or app.
Yes, but they're very limited and specific.
If you're a Boat Rental Business:
If you rent boats
(motorized or paddlecraft), you are required to register as a Boat Rental
Business, and then order your WAPs using the WAP Discounted Permits link in the Boat Oregon store.
If you're an Outfitter Guide:
The discounted permit is
simply a printed 1-page document for the outfitter guide or rental business to keep with other business records.
All rented boats or boats used for outfitter guiding activities must
labeled with the business name in order to be compliant.
ODFW license agents, and;
Go to myodfw.com
Remember which agency you purchased the permit from. ODFW and OSMB will have different and unique identifying numbers for law enforcement checking for compliance..
Revenue will be used to support boating facility grants for state, local governments, park organizations and tribal governments for the acquisition of property, leases, or easements in order for the public to access waterways and construction and maintenance of boating access facilities. Funds will also be available for public bodies and nonprofit entities to develop safety education courses and to purchase boating equipment to reduce barriers for underserved communities who wish to offer recreational boating through other local programs.
View the story map with examples of boating access projects.
Learn about the great boating facility projects underway with your permit dollars to improve access.
1) One-week permit. This permit is good for 7 days in a row and costs $7. Only available through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
2) One calendar year permit for $17 (expires on December 31 of the year purchased).
3) Two calendar year permit for $30 (expires on December 31 of the year after the sale).
Visit: Boat.Oregon.gov/store for one or two-year permits. ODFW sells all three permit options.
There is a $1.50 portal provider fee using the Boat Oregon Store for each transaction. If you're purchasing more than one Waterway Access Permit, make sure to add all to your cart before checkout to avoid extra charges. You will go to a secure checkout page: https://securecheckout-uat.cdc.nicusa.com/.
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