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Watercraft registration expires June 30: Have you renewed yet?

With summer vacation only weeks away, many recreational boaters may be readying their watercraft for local lakes and rivers. There’s just one catch: Watercraft registration expires June 30 – and those expired decals could keep you off the water for a weekend if you don’t renew in time.

If you own a boat, jet ski or other watercraft, the Skagit County Auditor’s Office urges you not to wait until the last minute to renew your registration. As the June 30 deadline approaches and renewal requests increase, it could take up to a week for the Auditor’s Office to return renewals sent in online or by mail and have decals ready for boaters.

“We see it every year: Folks wait until a few days before the deadline to renew their decals and our local licensing offices get inundated with hundreds of requests,” said Skagit County Auditor Jeanne Youngquist. “Renewing your registration now means you can get out on the water and enjoy the summer weather without any delays.”

Watercraft renewal can be done in person and local licensing offices or online. Boat decals can either be mailed to you, or you can pick them up locally – even if  you register online. For a list of local licensing offices, or to sign up for an annual online renewal reminder, visit the Skagit County Auditor’s Office licensing page

For additional details about watercraft registration, contact Jeanne Youngquist at 360-416-1700. Find more information about the Skagit County Auditor’s Office online.