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New Boat Decals Required this Season

Recreation News - Region 2

Tue Mar 07 10:03:08 MST 2017

Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2017-2020 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The blue validation decals expired Feb. 28.

Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats or personal water craft (PWC) must still obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) regional and area offices, or by going to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; click Boat Validation Decals.

FWP staff will be on hand to issue free validation decals at the Great Rockies Sports show on Saturday, March 11, from noon to 6 p.m.  The Great Rockies Sports show will be held at the Adams Center on the University of Montanan campus.  Boat owners are encouraged to bring their vessels registration receipt, though it is not required. 

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 information, visit FWP's webpage or call FWP at 406-542-5500.