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Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In Virginia, you must have a Certificate of Number (registration) and validation decals to operate your vessel legally on the public waters of Virginia. The only exceptions are:

  • Non-motorized vessels
  • Vessels properly registered in another state and on Virginia waters for 90 or fewer consecutive days
  • Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • Vessels operating under valid temporary registration
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