Illinois Boat Registration Lettering

One thing you can count on is a DNR citation if you don't have your registration numbers properly displayed on your boat. We've put together a resource so you can verify the general guidelines for doing such along with your specific state requirements. Read on to find out.

General information about numbers

We'll guide you through the process of creating Illinois boat numbers when you click design now. Each state has specific verbiage as to their requirements. See the Illinois specific section below. The general requirements for boat registrations numbers are as follows:

  • A minimum of 3" letter height
  • A block style font such as (impact or arial black)
  • Generally located on the forward hull portion of the boat next to the DNR tag
  • A contrasting color to base color of your boat.
  • Letters separated by a space or a dash (-)

Illinois Specific Registration Laws

Please review your state specific requirements before purchasing identification decals as they do vary from state to state. Our designer is setup to comply with the general requirements above. If you require a specific requirement not in our designer, just leave a comment at checkout and we'll adust your design (no big deal!). Illinois has an easy to use pdf pamphlet which provides the basic information on how to place your decals. You can review that Here.

Placement Information

Illinois specifies that boat numbers be placed on the forward portion of the boat (the bow) on both sides.

Number Kits are Standard

Our illinois number kits are solid as a pair with 2.

You get two registration numbers automatically

How does my lettering arrive?

Your vinyl lettering is cut, weeded, and coated in a transfer tape ready to install. Installation instructions are located here. We have many optional installation accessories located in our accessories section.

Illinois Boat Registration Numbers

What our customers say

Went on really easy and ordering was very smooth and simple. Will definitely order again.

Queenship Lettering from David T, AK

Queenship Lettering from David T, AK

Monday, May 9, 2022

Amazing decals and the domed affect is fantastic. Love the way it looks on my 1946 Century! Thank you!

1946 Century Utility  Boat Lettering from Michael C, WI

1946 Century Utility from Michael C, WI

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Amazing decals and the domed affect is fantastic. Love the way it looks on my 1946 Century! Thank you!

1946 Century Utility  Boat Lettering from Michael C, WI

1946 Century Utility from Michael C, WI

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Great job.

2022 Bennington fishing pontoon boat Our pontoon boat. My name is Chris wife name is Roxanne. CHROX Lettering from Chris F, MD

2022 Bennington fishing pontoon boat Our pontoon boat. My name is Chris wife name is Roxanne. CHROX Lettering from Chris F, MD

Monday, May 2, 2022

Love them

2008 Baja hx2 Boat Lettering from Zach B, IN

2008 Baja hx2 from Zach B, IN

Monday, May 2, 2022

Efficient, prompt service and quality decals.

1997 Hydra-Sports 2250 WA My Boat Lettering from Arthur H, RI

1997 Hydra-Sports 2250 WA My from Arthur H, RI

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Great job on the Decal. It came out just like we ordered. It was easy to apply.

2016 Sea Ray Boat name Lettering from Daniel H, OH

2016 Sea Ray Boat name Lettering from Daniel H, OH

Sunday, May 1, 2022

I am now finally retired and "Out to Launch" with friends and family. So I had to name my kayak with this message. Thank you!!!

2021 Tucktec Folding Kayak My Little Yak Lettering from Sandra M, IN

2021 Tucktec Folding Kayak My Little Yak Lettering from Sandra M, IN

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The color is very inconsistent notice the letters then look at the numbers not the same pattern.

2018 Lund Rebel  boat Lettering from Jay K, GA

2018 Lund Rebel boat Lettering from Jay K, GA

Friday, April 29, 2022

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2018 Allioti  Bristol bay gill netter  Lettering from Matthew K, AK

2018 Allioti Bristol bay gill netter Lettering from Matthew K, AK

Friday, April 29, 2022

I requested samples of light gray and silver gray and the person also sent me a sample of metallic silver. What a great suggestion it matches the rest of the graphics on my boat perfectly. I couldn’t be happier!

2021 Ranger VX 1888 WT Newly acquired fishing boat. Lettering from EWALD B, MI

2021 Ranger VX 1888 WT Newly acquired fishing boat. Lettering from EWALD B, MI

Monday, April 25, 2022

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Lakes in Illinois

You'll need Illinois boat numbers if you are boating in these major lakes (and any other state owned body of water)

Carlyle Lake - Cedar Lake - Clinton Lake - Devils Kitchen Lake - Horseshoe Lake - Kinkaid Lake - Lake Calumet - Lake Michigan - Rend Lake