Registration renewal notices are going out this week from the Oregon Marine Board to approximately 102,000 boaters with "08" or "09" on their registration decals.
The notices will include a new $5 surcharge for the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit fund in addition to the boat registration fee, which is unchanged. Registration fees are $3 per foot, rounded up, based on the length of the vessel.
Boaters may renew online at (www.boatoregon.com). To renew, click on the registration icon and enter the information from the renewal notice into designated fields. Each notice contains the boat owner's registration number (OR number) and a special PIN. The online system is secure, and personal information is protected when paying with a credit card. The marine board does not retain any credit card data.
By renewing online, boaters can print out a temporary permit right away and the marine board can process the renewal more quickly. Decals are mailed within 5 to 7 days.
Boaters also can renew at the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office or by mail at Oregon Marine Board, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5065.