Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2011-2014 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current green decals expire Feb. 28.
Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats, or PWC must still obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at FWP regional and area offices, or by going to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov at Boat Validation Decals.
Owners who order validation decals on the FWP website will receive the decals in the mail. A current boat registration receipt issued by the County Treasurer is needed to obtain the decals in person or on FWP's website.
For new boat or PWC owners, the County Treasurer's office will provide the first set of validation decals when the watercraft is registered. Boat owners will obtain subsequent sets of validation decals at a FWP regional or area office, or online.
For more informaiton, go to the FWP Montana Boating Laws page, or contact FWP at 406-444-2535.