Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind motorboat, sailboat or personal watercraft owners that they must have the Montana Boat Validation decals properly displayed on their watercraft. Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats, or PWC must obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at FWP regional and area offices, or by going to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; click Boat Validation Decals.
Boat owners who order validation decals on the FWP website will receive the decals in the mail. Information included on a current boat registration receipt issued by the County Treasurer is needed to obtain the decals in person or on FWP’s website.
For new boat owners, the County Treasurer’s office will provide the first set of validation decals when the watercraft is registered. Boat owners will obtain subsequent sets of validation decals at a FWP regional or area office, or online.
The decals are free of charge and are valid for a three-year period. The current blue validation decals will expire Feb. 28, 2017. For more information, visit FWP’s webpage or call FWP at 406-444-2535.
News Release From Montana FWP