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Oregon has special permit requirements to help the state prevent the spread of AIS.

  • Motorboats and Sailboats: All motorboats and sailboats must have an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention permit.
    • For Oregon residents, the permit fee is added to the registration fee. Current validation decals affixed to your boat are proof that you have paid the AIS permit fee.
    • Out-of-state operators must purchase and carry one permit per boat. You can purchase the permit online or from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife license agents.
  • Out-of-State Boats: All operators must clean their boats before entering Oregon waters, especially if the boat is coming from a state that is infested with zebra mussels or quagga mussels.
  • For more information on the permits, visit the OSMB website.

The Clean Launch Law prohibits anyone from launching a boat into Oregon waters if the boat has any visible aquatic species (plants and animals) on its exterior hull, motor, anchor, trailer, or any other exterior device. It is also illegal to transport aquatic invasive species and to possess live or dead zebra and/or quagga mussels.

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