Which Boats Require Registration?
Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Oregon, you must have a Certificate of Title, Oregon Certificate of Number, and validation decals to operate your vessel legally on public waters. Exceptions include:
- Non-motorized vessels
- Sailboats less than 12 feet in length
- Vessels registered in other states using Oregon waters for 60 days or less
- Vessels documented by the U.S. Coast Guard whose principal use is in another state