As the ice clears from our favorite Wyoming waters, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises boaters that now is a good time to register boats for the upcoming year.
The following are the most often asked boat registration questions.

• Where can I renew my watercraft registration if there has not been a change in the ownership? You can renew your registration online, at Game and Fish regional offices, or at the WGFD headquarters in Cheyenne.

• Where can I register my new boat? You must register your new boat at any Game and Fish regional office or the Cheyenne headquarters.

• What do I do if I lost my registration renewal card? Simply go to or call any Game and Fish office or just go online and renew your watercraft. Registrations are computerized and they can look up your info and provide you with renewal information at that time.

• Can I keep my boat number if I sell my boat? The boat number stays with your old boat. If you get a new boat, you will be issued a new number.

• Do I need to register my canoe or rubber raft? You do if it has a motor. Any boat with a motor, electric or internal combustion must be registered. No registration is required of craft without motors.

• How long does it take for a renewal or new registration through the mail? Generally, you should be receiving your new registration within a week after it is received in the office. During the peak season months of May-August it may take up to 10 business days for the registration to be processed. Boaters should allow 3-5 days for mailing.

Currently, registration of boats is in full swing. The Game and Fish processes around 25,000 boat registrations annually.

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