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

Good quality, shipped quickly! Thank you

1963 Sea King Boat, painted aluminum. Lettering from Lucas B, NE

1963 Sea King Boat, painted aluminum. Lettering from Lucas B, NE

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Good quality and fast delivery

2002 Sea Ray 230 Signature  Boat Lettering from PAUL H, KY

2002 Sea Ray 230 Signature from PAUL H, KY

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Love how it turned out

1990 Formula F206 Ls Boat Lettering from Mike B, WA

1990 Formula F206 Ls from Mike B, WA

Friday, July 10, 2020

Capital Gains boat logo My logo turned out really nice. Ben was very helpful & a pleasure to work with with my design. Gary

Robalo R222 Exployer Boat logo Lettering from Gary K, GA

Robalo R222 Exployer Boat logo Lettering from Gary K, GA

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Nice job looks great!!!

Lettering from William K, TX

Lettering from William K, TX

Thursday, July 9, 2020

It’s perfect, in the Lund Boat Owners Group I got more likes than any other photo this year. I let everybody know where I got the decal from. Simply perfect size and color.

2020 Lund 1675 Adventure  Lund Fishing boat Lettering from Jeffrey  s, OH

2020 Lund 1675 Adventure Lund Fishing boat Lettering from Jeffrey s, OH

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

We love our decal. It arrived so quickly too! Highly recommended!

2020 Tahoe T16 Boat Lettering from Donna L, GA

2020 Tahoe T16 from Donna L, GA

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Decals are great, easy to put in and we get so many comments! We placed the decals on our 2008 Kachina Drone. Thanks for all your help in making our boat make a statement.

Lettering from Warren W, GA

Lettering from Warren W, GA

Friday, July 10, 2020

Looks fantastic. Great addition to our boat

2018 Yamaha 242 limited s. E  Lettering from Michael S, FL

2018 Yamaha 242 limited s. E Lettering from Michael S, FL

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Boat was my dads- his name was Ray.

Lettering from Adam K, CT

Lettering from Adam K, CT

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Very to easy off of the website. Shipping was quick. Very easy to place.

2016 Yamaha jet boat Boat Lettering from Terri M, WA

2016 Yamaha jet boat from Terri M, WA

Saturday, July 4, 2020

In this video we provide a short walk through of the features of our online design tool. You can jump right in and play with it or watch this video if you want to see how everything works.

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