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

Fast shipping. Easy to install.

2021 Jetski Lettering from robert k, OH

2021 Jetski Lettering from robert k, OH

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Great job looks awesome.

Seahunt 2015 Sea hunt 22 center console  Lettering from Steven B, CA

Seahunt 2015 Sea hunt 22 center console Lettering from Steven B, CA

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

fast shipping , and easy to install

2021 sun tracker   pontoon boat Lettering from Steven P, AZ

2021 sun tracker pontoon boat Lettering from Steven P, AZ

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Excellent service and great product!

2021 Fish Pro Sea Doo PWC Lettering from Spencer P, FL

2021 Fish Pro Sea Doo PWC Lettering from Spencer P, FL

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Very easy to apply. Just followed instructions and watched video on website. I’d recommend purchasing these.

2021 Vexus 189 Boat Lettering from Forrest M, AR

2021 Vexus 189 from Forrest M, AR

Monday, December 28, 2020

A++

Lettering from Vincent D, PA

Lettering from Vincent D, PA

Monday, December 28, 2020

Install was easy.

2020 Boston Whaler SS 160 Boat Lettering from Jack H, AZ

2020 Boston Whaler SS 160 from Jack H, AZ

Monday, December 28, 2020

Great !

1987 Silverton 34 convertible  Boat Lettering from Patton E, MD

1987 Silverton 34 convertible from Patton E, MD

Monday, December 21, 2020

Sea breeze blue vinyl wrap. Best price on the internet. No problems with delivery. Easy to install and I’ve never wrapped anything before.

Hurricane cc19 2016 Boat hull Lettering from Robert W, FL

Hurricane cc19 2016 Boat hull Lettering from Robert W, FL

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The vinyl lettering is exactly as ordered. The dome lettering was super easy to install. The normal lettering required more patience and diligence but was doable. Really sets off the boat..

2018 Alumacraft Competitor 185 Boat Lettering from Keith K, MI

2018 Alumacraft Competitor 185 from Keith K, MI

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

So glad I used these decals. It was so easy and they look great.

Lettering from Harry K, SC

Lettering from Harry K, SC

Friday, December 18, 2020

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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