ORS 830.770¹
Certificate of number required on boat
  • exceptions

(1) No person shall operate a boat on the waters of this state and no owner of a boat shall knowingly allow another to operate the owner’s boat on the waters of this state unless:

(a) The owner of the boat holds a valid, effective certificate of number issued in the owner’s name as owner:

(A) By this state, as provided in ORS 830.060 (Consistency with federal law) to 830.145 (Disposition of fines) and 830.700 (Definitions for ORS 830.060 to 830.145 and 830.700 to 830.870) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate);

(B) By an agency of the federal government; or

(C) By the state of principal use which issued the certificate of number under a federally approved numbering system.

(b) The certificate of number is carried on the boat, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) Persons renting a boat from a livery are not required to carry the certificate of number on the boat, provided:

(a) The livery owner retains the certificate of number at the livery office for immediate inspection by a peace officer;

(b) The boat is clearly marked and identified as a livery boat; and

(c) The boat operator has a signed rental or lease agreement containing the boat’s identifying number and the period of time for which the boat is rented or leased. [Formerly 488.720; 2003 c.14 §502]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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