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

Amazing quality of products. I put mine on with a temp of 42 degrees. Warmed area to install and stickers up with a heat gun and installation was as easy as could be. These are no big box store stickers......these are the real deal

2007 Honda Aquatrax  Jet ski Lettering from ANTHONY D, LA

2007 Honda Aquatrax Jet ski Lettering from ANTHONY D, LA

Monday, January 14, 2019

Very pleased with how easy to install

2014 Hurricane Sun Deck Boat Lettering from James  D, FL

2014 Hurricane Sun Deck from James D, FL

Monday, January 14, 2019

Everything was quick, the shipping, the answer to my questions and it came out great!

1979 Sisu Boat Lettering from Robert G, NY

1979 Sisu from Robert G, NY

Saturday, January 5, 2019

My registration numbers came in as designed. These are high-quality decals.

2018 Robalo 246 Cayman Boat Lettering from Brian H, LA

2018 Robalo 246 Cayman from Brian H, LA

Monday, December 24, 2018

Great quality and perfect for what I wanted.......

Lettering from Michael T. D, AL

Lettering from Michael T. D, AL

Saturday, December 1, 2018

High grade material and easy install, the web site is great and easy to use, almost to many options LOL.

2018 Skeeter FX21 LIMITED EDITION Bass Boat Lettering from Michael M, NC

2018 Skeeter FX21 LIMITED EDITION Bass from Michael M, NC

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Great, quality product!

2018 Puffin 860 Dinghy Lettering from David T, VT

2018 Puffin 860 Dinghy Lettering from David T, VT

Sunday, September 9, 2018

My wife with her personal best Red Drum.

Lettering from Bobby R, TX

Lettering from Bobby R, TX

Monday, September 10, 2018

Looks great!!!

2017 BullsBay 200cc Boat Lettering from Jason J, FL

2017 BullsBay 200cc from Jason J, FL

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This was so simple to install and it looks great Thanks Mr. Hicks

2009 Boat  Lettering from Ron H, MD

2009 Boat Lettering from Ron H, MD

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Super fast shipping! Easiest vinyl installation I’ve ever done, due to the quality of vinyl and backing thickness. Follow their directions! As I peeled the backing off, and the sun hit the lettering, I was taken back by the beauty of the “gold leaf”.

Albin 28TE w/transom door  Boat Lettering from Elisabeth C, MD

Albin 28TE w/transom door from Elisabeth C, MD

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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