California Boat Registration Decal Information

Congratulations... You got your boat
Before you head to the water, two things you need to do to be legal in California.

  1. Register and get your Registration Boat Numbers. Click here to get your California Boat Validation Numbers.
  2. Order your Boat Registration Decals and get them FAST, ... with guaranteed 'no mess-up' installation. You can order your Boat Validation Numbers stickers for California here.

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Excerpt from California Boat Regulations:

What Are the Regulations for the Vessel Registration Number?
The vessel registration number (CF number) issued by the department must be displayed as follows:
⦁ Painted on or permanently attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel.
⦁ Be in plain vertical block characters of not less than three inches in height.
⦁ Be arranged so that it it reads from left to right.
⦁ Contrast with the color of the background so that it is distinctly visible and legible.
⦁ Have spaces or hyphens that are equal to the width of a letter other than "I" or a number other than "1" between the prefix and the number, and the number and the suffix. See the example below.

California Registration Numbers Specifications

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