BOAT REGISTRATION DOLLARS FUND BOATING ACCESS AND ENFORCEMENT IN IDAHO
IDAHO (November 27, 2012) –The time to renew boat registrations in Idaho is here and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) would like to remind boat owners that Idaho boating registration dollars help fund the county recreational boating services and marine law enforcement activities through the registration designation process.
IDPR has begun mailing Idaho boat registration renewals, to registered boat owners this month.
The State of Idaho has a unique system in place that allows boaters to decide what county receives their registration dollars. Boaters are encouraged to designate the county where they choose to boat most frequently.
Boaters are also able to designate a second county. Designating certain counties will allow those counties to receive 85% of the registration fee for boating improvement projects and marine law enforcement activities.
“Idaho’s boat registration designation program exists to offer enthusiasts the opportunity to ‘pay where they play’ and support local waterways financially,” said Dave Dahms, IDPR Boating Program Manager.
Annual registration fees are determined by vessel length. Boats 0 -12 feet in length are $20, Boats over 12 feet in length are $20 plus $2 per foot over 12 feet. Boats owned by nonprofit organizations are $2. In addition, all registered boats are required to pay an additional $10 which is deposited into the Idaho Invasive Species Fund.
Only sailboats and motorboats must be numbered and registered. (A "motorboat" is a mechanically propelled boat using fuel or electricity.)
Boats that do NOT have to be numbered or registered include boats propelled manually (rafts, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, float tubes etc., without a motor), sailboards, documented vessels and boats properly numbered and registered in another state which are using Idaho waters for 60 consecutive days or less.
New boats can be numbered and registered by visiting a local boat registration vendor, a county assessor's or motor vehicle office or the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR). For information call IDPR at 208-334-4197.
To renew your registration online, or to locate the boat registration vendor location nearest you, visit www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.