Boating in Oregon

Boat Accident Reporting in Oregon

An operator involved in a boat accident is required to: Stop their boat the scene. Render assistance to any person who has been injured or who is in danger so long as they can do so without risking th...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Oregon

Boating and Alcohol: The Laws It is illegal in the state of Oregon to operate, propel or be in actual physical control of any boat while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or controlled sub...

Oregon’s Laws for Reckless Operation

Reckless Boat Operation Laws It is illegal in the state of Oregon to operate a boat in an unsafe or reckless manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property. Examples of â€...

How to get an Oregon Boat License

Who needs an Oregon Boat License? Oregon’s Mandatory Boater Education law  requires that any person operating a boat of 10 horsepower or more, including personal watercraft (PWCs), complete a c...

Oregon’s Marine Environment

Oregon’s Litter Laws for Boaters In Oregon, human waste, as well as kitchen, bath and laundry wastes (often considered gray water) are all considered ‘sewage’. The discharge of any sewage (t...

Life Jacket Laws in Oregon

Oregon’s Life Jacket Laws All boats under 16 feet in length and all canoes, rafts and kayaks, must carry one, Type I, II or III wearable flotation device of suitable size for each person on board. A...

Boat Registration Requirements in Oregon

Oregon’s Registration and Titling Requirements In order to legally operate a boat in the state of Oregon you must obtain a Certificate of Title, a Certificate of Number and validation decals. It...