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 ( 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.

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