Government Affairs Frequently Asked Questions Validation Decal Requirements by State

Validation Decal Requirements by State

StateReciprocityValidation Decal Required
for Documented Boats
Alabama
(334) 242-3673, #4
90 consecutiveYes, if used for pleasure
Alaska
(907)463-2297
90 daysNo
Arizona
(602)942-3000
90 daysNo
Arkansas
(501)223-6378
90 daysNo
California
(916)657-8013
120 daysNo
Colorado
(303)791-1954
60 daysNo
Connecticut
(860)566-1556
60 daysYes
Delaware
(302)739-3498
60 consecNo
Washington D.C.
(202)727-4582
6 monthsYes
Florida
(850)488-4676
90 daysYes
Georgia
(770)414-3337
60 consecYes
Hawaii
(808)587-1970
90 daysNo
Idaho
(208)334-4180 x279
60 consecNo
Illinois
(217)782-2138
60 daysYes
Indiana
(317)233-5096
60 consecYes
Iowa
(515)281-6579
60 daysYes
Kansas
(316)672-5911 x127
60 daysNo
Kentucky
(502)564-3074
Not req'd if not perm residentNo
Louisiana
(504)765-2898
90 daysNo
Maine
(207)287-5209
60 daysNo
Maryland
(410)260-3220
30 daysYes
Massachusetts
(617)727-3900
60 consecNo
Michigan
(517)322-1460
60 daysYes
Minnesota
(612)296-2316
90 consecNo
Mississippi
(601)432-2068
60 daysNo
Missouri
(314)751-4509
60 consecYes
Montana
(406)846-6000
90 consecNo
Nebraska
(402)471-0641
60 consecNo
Nevada
(775)688-1511
90 daysNo
New Hampshire
(603)271-2333
30 consecYes
New Jersey
(609)292-6500
180 daysYes
New Mexico
(505)827-0612
Not req'd if not perm residentYes
New York
(518)474-0445
90 daysYes
North Carolina
(919)662-4373
90 daysNO, but can
North Dakota
(701)328-6300
Required if primary use (6 mos)No
Ohio
(877)4-BOATERM
60 consecYes
Oklahoma
(405)521-3221
60 daysYes
Oregon
(503)373-1405 x254
60 daysYes
Pennsylvania
(717)657-4551
60 daysGet valid decal, pay fee every 2 yrs.
Rhode Island
(401)222-6647
90 daysYes
South Carolina
(803)762-5034
60 consecNo
South Dakota
(605)773-3541
90 daysNo
Tennessee
(615)781-6618
60 consecYes
Texas
(800)262-8755
90 consecYes
Utah
(801)297-750
14 daysYes
Vermont
(802)828-2000
Valid. sticker 30-90, reg. after 90Yes
Virginia
(804)367-1000
90 daysNo
Washington
(360)902-3770,#5
60 consec, then apply 2x for 60 day permitYes, if used in federal watrs.
West Virginia
(304)558-5351
60 daysNo, but can
Wisconsin
(608)266-2141
60 consecYes
Wyoming
(307)777-4683
90 consecNo
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