2017 ORS 830.705¹
Applicability of numbering, title and license requirements

(1) This section and ORS 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner), 830.770 (Certificate of number required on boat), 830.780 (Identifying number on forward half of boat), 830.785 (Application for boat number), 830.795 (Issuance of certificate of number and validation stickers) to 830.805 (Application by owner having number awarded by federal government or another state) and 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title) do not apply to:

(a) A boat which has a valid marine document issued by the United States Coast Guard or any federal agency which succeeds to the duty of issuing marine documents.

(b) Foreign boats operated only temporarily in the waters of this state.

(c) A boat owned and operated by the United States or a state or by an entity or political subdivision of the United States or a state, except recreational type public vessels.

(d) A ship’s lifeboat used solely for lifesaving purposes.

(e) A boat belonging to a class of boats which has been exempted from the provisions of this section and ORS 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner), 830.770 (Certificate of number required on boat), 830.780 (Identifying number on forward half of boat), 830.785 (Application for boat number), 830.795 (Issuance of certificate of number and validation stickers) to 830.805 (Application by owner having number awarded by federal government or another state) and 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title) by the State Marine Board as provided in ORS 830.110 (Powers and duties of board) (9).

(f) A boat already covered by a number in full force and effect which has been issued to it pursuant to federal laws or a federally approved numbering system of another state; provided that such boat shall not have been within this state for a period in excess of 60 consecutive days.

(2) This section and ORS 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner), 830.770 (Certificate of number required on boat), 830.780 (Identifying number on forward half of boat), 830.785 (Application for boat number), 830.795 (Issuance of certificate of number and validation stickers) to 830.805 (Application by owner having number awarded by federal government or another state) and 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title) do apply to all boats other than boats described in subsection (1) of this section which are propelled by machinery, whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion and to sailboats which are 12 feet or more in length.

(3) This section and ORS 830.300 (Operating boat in violation of chapter prohibited) and 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title) do not apply to any vessel for which a charter boat license has been issued and for which the fee has been paid as provided in ORS 830.440 (License application). [Formerly 488.715; 1993 c.18 §173; 2013 c.146 §13]

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/­ors/­ors830.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano830.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.