Boat email renewal reminders make for smooth sailing

March 24, 2011

by Mark Horner

Everett Marina with Mt. BakerOwn a boat (or know someone who does)? Here’s an important story.

Due to state budget cuts, registration renewal reminders for boats are no longer being sent out in the mail. However, there’s a simple solution.

Boat owners can sign-up to receive renewal reminders by email. Signing-up typically takes a minute-or-less on the Department of Licensing’s website

Yep—it’s really simple,  really fast, and super convenient.

If you know other boat owners, it’s likely that they’d want to know about this change and would also like to continue receiving boat renewal reminders.  Feel free to share this blog post.  If you have a website or blog, you’re certainly welcome to embed the video below into your site.


Boat owners: It’s time to buy new registration decals

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vessel email renewal reminderSummer boating is right around the corner, and so is the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals. In Washington state, all boat registrations expire on June 30.

Owners of boats and watercraft received a postcard in April informing them DOL won’t mail paper renewal reminders for boats and other watercraft anymore because the funding used to print and mail them was eliminated. The postcard invited these owners to sign up online at dol.wa.gov to receive renewal reminders by email.

DOL will send out boat and watercraft email renewal reminders to those who signed up for them on June 9. To receive one of these reminders, boat owners have to sign up at the DOL website no later than June 8. Owners who sign up after this date will not receive a renewal reminder for their boat until next year. 

Boat registrations can be renewed online and in person at a neighborhood vehicle licensing office. Those who choose to renew in an office should make sure to note the registration number on the bow of the boat or watercraft and take that information to the office.


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