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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 included in the registration fee. Current validation decals affixed to your vessel 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.
  • Non-Motorized Boats: Oregon and out-of-state operators of canoes, kayaks, drift boats, and other manually powered boats 10 feet in length or longer must purchase an AIS prevention permit.
    • Annual or biannual permits are available for purchase and must be carried on board when boating on Oregon waters.
    • One permit per boat is required to operate the vessel on Oregon's waters. The permit is transferrable to other manually powered boats.
  • 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.
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