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2017 Registration Cards and Decals have been delayed and should be mailed by the middle of May.

Please know that our CPO's are aware of the situation.  You may use your watercraft while waiting for your decals and registration as long as you have copies of title or application onboard.

Although known as the Prairie State, Illinois also is a water-rich state. We at DNR encourage you to explore and enjoy these waters safely as you discover Illinois afloat. Whether your time on the water is for a little paddling exercise, or you boat while fishing, wildlife watching, skiing or taking photos, make it a point to explore the waterways of Illinois—and to do so safely. Take an Illinois Boating Education course. Always wear your personal flotation device. Let someone know your boating plans. Know your limitations. Do not operate a watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Stay alert to dangerous situations. Enjoy Illinois.

Information on new Water Usage Stamps.