All boat decals expire June 30

Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider reminds boaters to stay legal by keeping their registration up to date.

Summer boating is right around the corner, and so is the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals. In Washington, 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,” Crider said in a release.

Boat registrations can be renewed online at the Department of Licensing website or in person at a neighborhood vehicle licensing office, or the Auditor’s Office in Coupeville. Those going to an office should bring the registration number on the bow of the boat or watercraft with them.

DOL discontinued paper renewal notices for boats in 2010, offering boat owners the opportunity to sign up to receive email renewal reminders. To sign up for an email renewal for next year, go to


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