IL kayak registration?
Posted by: old_user on May-29-08 4:19 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
I've been trying to figure exactly what I need to do to get my two kayaks registered in IL. I don't have the original titles or paperwork for either of them, and, as best I can decipher, those need to be sent in in order to get the registration. From what I've read, it seems like they'll want at least proof that I paid sales tax, but since I bought one off craigslist a while ago and the other is a cheapy that I got rid of all the receipts and paperwork for, that might be a problem.
Anyone have any insight into the process, and what it's going to take to get registrations? Or is it going to be such a hassle that I'd be better off risking the fine? Thanks in advance!
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Posted by: ezwater on May-29-08 4:24 PM (EST)
state. I grew up in Illinois, but when I came back to run the Vermillion, nobody bothered me about registration.
It is a hassle|
Posted by: Shuman on May-29-08 4:29 PM (EST)
I have done this to be legal for all my boats, it takes about 3=4 months to get the license. You need to have a manufacturers statement of origin showing the boats serial number and sale date and the Illinois user sales tax form and proof of the actual sale price. You can find all this information on the web page for the Illinois water craft registration. I had to contact the importer for one of my boats to get a manufacturer statement. It is a huge pain but I understand that they are paying more attention these days to the licenses, so the fine could happen easily depending on where you paddle.
It can take months to get one|
Posted by: old_user on May-29-08 10:34 PM (EST)
I bought mine in Indiana|
Posted by: ice9 on May-29-08 11:20 PM (EST)
What about out of state residents|
Posted by: YakOfSteel on May-30-08 7:15 AM (EST)
visiting IL to kayak? Is anything necessary as long as I can show an Indiana DL?
Posted by: old_user on May-30-08 7:29 AM (EST)
if you have to register your boats in Indiana? If you have a valid registration from another state you are exempt from IL.
Not required in Indiana except in|
Posted by: YakOfSteel on May-30-08 8:24 AM (EST)
State parks, and then it's just a sticker purchased at the gate for $5.
Posted by: canoeist11 on May-30-08 7:32 AM (EST)
The deal is if you are an Illinois resident and using the boat in Illinois water, the boat is required to be registered in Illinois. Visitors are not an issue.
Posted by: stickman on May-30-08 11:56 AM (EST)
IF your home state requires boat registration, then you will need proof of having paid that registration while paddling in Illinois, otherwise an out-of-state drivers license is all you need to show the I.D.N.R. cop if stopped.
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Posted by: old_user on May-30-08 12:36 PM (EST)
in red tape to prove that you are in the process of registering it!