2015, the Marine Board migrated to a web-based online store for all boating
transactions (permits, licenses, registration renewals, boater education
cards). An account was created for every boat registration in the old system. Boaters
were mailed a user name and PIN to get started in the online store. Every two
years (registration cycle), boaters are mailed a NEW PIN to access their online
account. If you have used the online store in the past and set up a user name and password, you can log in using
your existing credentials.
Why do we go to this much trouble? For cyber-security.
it’s your first time doing an online motorboat transaction, you’ll
need to finish setting up your account, which includes selecting a password and
setting up security questions. Your account will also be tied to your email and
date of birth, in addition to your boat or other transaction types.
Using the online store, you have two options from the landing page (see graphic below, which is also on the back of your renewal notice). For basic, single boat registration renewal, click on the “Boat Renewal Tab.”
For any other type of transaction,
such as purchasing a Waterway Access Permit, Boater Education Card, or Replacement Card OR to renew multiple motorboat registrations
, select the “Account
” tab to get started. Then under the Login button, click on the link for "Don't Have an Account? Register
Once you’re in the system, click “Online Services”
in the upper right-hand corner of the page and select the transaction you want to complete. The agency accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. Once your credit card information is processed, you will be able to print out a receipt which also acts as a temporary permit so you can use your boat right away. Registration decals, Certificate of Number (OR#), boater education cards, etc. will be mailed and can take anywhere from 7-days to three weeks to receive, and sometimes longer during the summer months depending on volume. Please keep any printouts and your cell phone in a water-tight protective container or Dry Pak to show marine law enforcement. NOTE:
Waterway Access Permits (formerly Aquatic Invasive Species Permits) are also sold through ODFW’s Electronic Licensing System
. Verify which system you’re using to purchase permits. They are not the same and require different account verifications. ODFW also charges a $2 transaction fee.
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