It’s time to renew: 2012 boat decals expire June 30

Summer 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.

Don’t let an expired registration spoil your day; remember to renew before you get out on the water.

Boat registrations can be renewed online at the DOL website or in person at a neighborhood vehicle licensing office. Those who choose to renew at 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. 

Due to budget cuts, DOL discontinued paper renewal notices for boats in 2010 and instead offered boat owners the opportunity to sign up to receive email renewal reminders. It’s too late to sign up for an email renewal reminder for this year, but boat owners can sign up online at to receive renewal reminders by email in the future.

3 Responses to It’s time to renew: 2012 boat decals expire June 30

  1. chc says:

    It appears that the official DOL site server is down. i’m trying to print parent driver guide pdf and have gotten an error msg since last night. Could not find another way to get this information to you. Please help. Thanks.

  2. Robert Schreyer says:

    My vessel registration states that a Carbon Monoxide Label must be visible inside my vessel. Where can I obtain such a mabel

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