2015 Paddle Board/Watercraft Licensing Changes

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IMG_20140712_203100_661There has been a change to the  2015 Wright County Water Surface Use Ordinance boating guides regarding paddle boards.

The guidelines now read:

All motorized watercraft regardless of length and nonmotorized watercraft over 10 feet must be licensed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The types of watercraft that must be licensed include, but are not limited to, motorboats, rowboats, sailboats, sailboards, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, rowing shells or sculls, all-terrain vehicles used in the water and inflatable craft.

6110.0400 Marking of nonmotorized canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, paddle boats and rowing shells.

All nonmotorised canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, and rowing shells shall display decals furnished by the Department of Natural Recourse for such watercraft.  These decals shall be securely affixed on each side of the forward half of the watercraft for which the decal was issued.  In such a position as to provide clear and legible identification.  If it is impossible to display the decals on the forward half of the paddle board so as to provide clear and legible identification, both decals must then be affixed to the stern of the paddle board.

2015 Boating guidelines can be found here.