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DC Boat Decal

The registration number and validation stickers must be displayed as follows.

  • Number must be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the forward half of the vessel, as high above the waterline as is practical.
  • Number must read from left to right on both sides of the vessel.
  • Number must be in at least three-inch-high, vertical BLOCK letters.
  • Number’s color must contrast with its background.
  • Letters must be separated from the numbers by spaces or hyphens: DC 3717 ZW or DC-3717-ZW.
  • No other numbers may be displayed on either side of the forward half of the vessel.
  • Sticker must be placed within six inches of the number.
DC PWC Decal
Personal watercraft are required to display registration number and validation stickers.
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