Illinois Department of Natural Resources' watercraft and snowmobile registration and related services normally available online through the IDNR website will be temporarily offline beginning March 18, 2021 as part of a system upgrade. IDNR expects the watercraft/snowmobile online services upgrade to be completed in early April. During the online system shutdown, watercraft/snowmobile owners may still submit registration and other completed paper forms by mail to:
Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
PO Box 19226
Springfield, IL 62794-9226
Links to the paper form can be found here: Watercraft Fill-In Application Form
To help the Watercraft Staff answer your questions in a timely manner, you must provide your Watercraft Registration Number and Hull Identification Number along with your mailing address and date of birth. Please enter them in the ‘question’ box when completing the Question Form.
Please allow 10 weeks processing time before inquiring about the status of your application.
Due to a delay in printing, delivery of the new 2021 expiration date watercraft registration cards and decals is scheduled for early May.
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