GO ONLINE TO RENEW WATERCRAFT REGISTRATIONS QUICKLY, EASILY|
COLUMBUS, OH -- With the click of a mouse, Ohioans can easily renew
their watercraft registrations through an online registration system at
ohiodnr.com, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
"It's a fast and easy registration renewal process that provides
added convenience for Ohio boaters and ensures they are ready for the
upcoming boating season," said Rick Barrera, manager of the ODNR Division of
Watercraft's registration and titling section.
The ODNR Division of Watercraft introduced the online registration
system in 2001 to improve customer service. Last year, a total of 4,134
watercraft registration renewals were completed through the online system,
which can be accessed 24 hours a day through June 30.
Approximately 130,000 renewal notices have been mailed to watercraft
owners whose current registrations expire March 1. Registrations are valid
for a period of three years. Ohio has about 415,000 registered watercraft
and ranks among the top 10 states nationally in the number of watercraft
Address changes for boat owners can be made through the online system.
Incorrect or out-of-date boat information must be corrected through a
watercraft registration agent.
A listing of watercraft registration agents is available at
ohiodnr.com or by calling the ODNR Division of Watercraft toll-free at