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How do I know if my boat is considered a "Resident Vessel"?

Resident Water Vessel means:

  • any vessel* that has a DMV registration identifying it as being physically located in Lake County;
  • a vessel whose owner can demonstrate that it is moored or stored at a commercial facility located in Lake County;
  • any other means deemed acceptable by the Director of Water Resources as to proof of residency in Lake County providing that the vessel is on the Lake County Assessor's current taxroll for boats.

As part of the screening process, you will need to show your DMV registration.

See Resident Vessels page for more information.

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*A Water Vessel is any trailered watercraft, or jet ski, or float plane capable of being launched into a water body within the County of Lake. The term vessel does NOT apply to canoes, kayaks, car-top boats, float tubes, rafts, wind surfers/boards, boogey boards, nonmotorized paddle boats, and nonmotorized sail boats that are eight feet or less in length.