Small Watercraft

ORS 830.775
Operation of certain boats without certificates of registration


Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 830.705 (Applicability of numbering, title and license requirements), 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner), 830.770 (Certificate of number required on boat), 830.780 (Identifying number on forward half of boat) to 830.805 (Application by owner having number awarded by federal government or another state) and 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title), no person shall operate a boat which is not used for commercial purposes and has a valid marine document issued by the United States Coast Guard or any federal agency which succeeds to the duty of issuing marine documents unless:


The owner holds a certificate of registration issued in the name of the owner as owner.


The certificate is carried on the boat.


A decal awarded to the boat is conspicuously displayed.


The State Marine Board shall issue a certificate of registration and a decal that recites its issuance by the board as prescribed by ORS 830.790 (Certificate or registration fees). [Formerly 488.823; 1993 c.18 §174; 2003 c.455 §4]


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