OHIO BOAT OWNERS URGED TO GO ONLINE TO RENEW WATERCRAFT REGISTRATIONS QUICKLY, EASILY|
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohioans with watercraft registrations due to expire March 1 are urged to visit ohiodnr.com on the Internet to renew their boat registration.
“The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) offers a fast and easy online renewal process for Ohio boaters, ensuring they are ready for the upcoming boating season,” said Rick Barrera, manager of the ODNR Division of Watercraft’s registration and titling section.
Last year, a total of 9,149 watercraft registration renewals were completed through the online system, which can be accessed 24 hours each day through September 30.
Approximately 130,000 renewal notices are currently being mailed to watercraft owners with registrations due to expire March 1. Registrations are valid for a period of three years and fees remain unchanged from last year. Ohio has more than 400,000 registered watercraft and ranks ninth nationally in the number of watercraft registered.
Address changes for boat owners can also be made through the online system. Incorrect or outdated boat registration information must be corrected through a watercraft registration agent. Watercraft registrations that are being renewed or newly issued must also include a valid 12-character Hull Identification Number.
A listing of watercraft registration agents is available at ohiodnr.com and by calling the ODNR Division of Watercraft toll-free at 877-4BOATER (877-426-2837).