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Boat owners must have current registration

Boating season is just around the corner and The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division would like to remind boat owners to make sure that their vessels have a current registration.

Renewal registrations and duplicate vessel registrations can be done online, by phone or by mail. New boat registrations and transfers must be completed with the mail-in application due to required supporting documents.

"The most current information on how to register a boat - and what method you need to use, whether it is online, by phone or by mail -- is available on our Division website at," says Capt. Mike England of the Division License and Boat Registration Unit.

Users looking for boat registration information should access, select "Boating" and "Vessel Registration." Once a registration is complete, a customer should receive their decal within seven days. Registrations have an $8.00 transaction fee for Internet transactions and applications submitted by mail and $10.00 for telephone transactions.

Boat registrations and sales of hunting and fishing licenses provide key financial support for fish and wildlife conservation.

To renew by phone or for more information, call 1-800-366-2661. For online and duplicate registrations, visit

Web posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010

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