Recent legislation changed the approach distances and speeds around Southern Resident orcas. Before heading out on the water, visit Be Whale Wise. Learn about the latest regulations and guidelines in the US and Canada. These changes aim to reduce the noise and disturbance the orcas experience around boats, allowing them to better:
There are several ways to renew your boat registration:
All state titled vessels must have a 12-character HIN that meets federal standards as required by the Coast Guard. See Hull Identification Number (HIN) Display Instructions for the details.
You can renew 6 months before your decals expire. All boat decal/registrations expire June 30th.
If you need to update the name or address for your boat, you must visit an office. For more information, see: