Which Boats Require Registration?
Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Idaho, you must have an Idaho Certificate of Number and validation stickers to operate your vessel legally on public waters. The only exceptions are:
- Manually propelled vessels (for example, canoes, rafts, and kayaks)
- Float tubes (without a motor)
- Vessels properly registered in another state and using Idaho waters for 60 or fewer consecutive days
- Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)