Illinois Boat Registration & Safety Act Information

This is only a guide to the highlights of the Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act. The entire Act may be found in the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 625. Please review by clicking this link: Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act. More complete information is available from Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement personnel. The information in this brochure is based on laws in effect as of January 1, 2015 and is subject to change.


Table of Contents:

• Definitions: Pages 1-2
• Authority: Page 2
• Registration & Titling: Pages 2-3
• Boat Safety Equipment: Pages 3-6
• Operation Regulations: Pages 7-9
• Boating Accidents: Page 9-10
• Contact Information: Page 10