Register a Boat in Oregon
Find links to Oregon boat registration requirements, online boat registration renewal and information on Oregon state boating laws in this section. Boating is a great way to relax, reduce stress and spend the day with your family on the water.
OREGON BOATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Safe boating is the responsibility of everyone who uses Oregon’s waterways. Practice safe boating by applying all of the state boating laws or “rules of the road” when on the water. You can share the experience of learning these laws with other boaters in a classroom setting or on your own at home by taking an online safe boating course.
IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION
Once you have purchased a boat and are ready to apply for your boat registration, you will have to pay registration and title fees. Registration fees and title fees are important since they help support boat ramps, marinas, marine law enforcement and boat safety education.
OREGON BOAT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
- All motorized boats (regardless of length or type) used in public waters must be registered. Sailboats 12 feet and longer must also be titled and registered in the State.
- Registration and title fees and marine fuel taxes support boating facilities, marine law enforcement and boating safety education.
- Boat registrations are issued on a two calendar year basis, with all decals expiring Dec. 31.