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An owner of a hand-powered canoe, rowboat, or inflatable vessel may choose to do either of the following:

  • Have it numbered, pay a lesser registration fee, and obtain two square tags (Traditional Registration option) or ...
  • Not have it numbered, pay a higher registration fee, and obtain a single rectangular tag (Alternative Registration option).
Ohio Alternative Registration

Alternative Tag
Hand-powered vessels only

Alternative tag placement options are:

  • The upper right corner of the transom, placed so that the tag does not interfere with legibility of the Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • On a deck on the rear half of the vessel
  • On the outside, below the port side gunwale
  • On the inside, on the upper portion of the starboard side gunwale so that it is visible from the port side