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Your ND boat registration dollars play an important part in funding boat ramp maintenance, marinas, lake clean-up efforts and boater safety programs. According to the North Dakota boating laws, all vessels propelled by machinery and operated on North Dakota waters must be registered. Always keep your boat registration paperwork in a safe place on your boat.
As a boat owner or operator, you are responsible for the safety of your passengers and other boaters on North Dakota’s waterways. Keep your boating trips fun and relaxing by following all of the boating laws. Take a boating safety course in your local area or online so that you are educated on boat handling, weather, navigation, and required safety equipment.
Your boat registration serves as documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of a vessel. There are registration fees that you will need to pay when you register your boat in North Dakota; however, these fees are used by the state to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.
North Dakota has its own set of boating rules to protect the waterways and keep everyone who uses them safe.
Learn how to take care of your crew and your boat, while also taking care of our valuable water resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the North Dakota Game and Fish site.
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