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Illinois Boat Decal

The registration number and expiration decals must be displayed as follows.

  • Number must be placed on each side of the bow of the vessel.
  • Number must read from left to right on one line, starting with two capital letters—IL— followed by a space and four numerals followed by a space and two capital letters, for example: IL 1234 AB.
  • Number must be in at least three-inch-high BLOCK letters.
  • Number’s color must contrast sharply with its background.
  • Decals must be placed on both sides of the bow after a space at the end of the number.
  • No numerals and letters other than the registration numerals, letters, and expiration decals may be displayed on either side of the bow of any vessel.
IL Boating Safety Education Card
Personal watercraft also are required to display registration number and expiration decals.
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