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Oregon Boat Decal

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

  • Number must be painted, applied as a decal, or otherwise affixed to both sides of the forward half of the boat, placed above the water line where it can be read easily.
  • Number must read from left to right on both sides of the bow.
  • Number must be in at least three-inch-high BLOCK letters (not slanted).
  • Number’s color must contrast with its background.
  • Letters must be separated from the numbers by a space: OR 018 ABC, as shown above.
  • No other numbers may be displayed on either side of the bow.
  • Validation decals must be affixed on each side of the boat. They should be placed in line with, and three inches toward the stern of, the registration number.
Oregon Boat Decal Number Spacing
Oregon PWC Decal

Personal watercraft are also required to display the certificate's number, registration number, and registration decals.

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