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

Just what we needed just in time, great quality and service!

Homemade  Boat Lettering from Bryan C, FL

Homemade from Bryan C, FL

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Great product. They go on easily and look terrific.

Lettering from Charles V, WA

Lettering from Charles V, WA

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Easy to design, great communication throughout entire process, and quality decal

2021 yamaha waverunner ex Personal Watercraft Lettering from Mark S, ID

2021 yamaha waverunner ex Personal Watercraft Lettering from Mark S, ID

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

We love how it turned out. Beautiful. I did have to move the hailing port a couple times to get it just right, but it stuck just fine. Glad I went with the domed and metallic, it really made the whole thing pop.

Lettering from Laurie S, PA

Lettering from Laurie S, PA

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Incredibly easy to put on. Would definitely buy from this company again.

2014 Yamaha 212X Boat Lettering from Jacob M, TN

2014 Yamaha 212X from Jacob M, TN

Friday, April 9, 2021

Great quality and design! Excellent customer service!

2021 Monterey M22 Boat Lettering from Michael E, FL

2021 Monterey M22 from Michael E, FL

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Excellent quality sticker, quick delivery

Jon boat Lettering from Mike R, RI

Jon boat Lettering from Mike R, RI

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Came quickly and are beautiful! Easy to install!

21/AR195 Yamaha Lettering from Melissa J, AZ

21/AR195 Yamaha Lettering from Melissa J, AZ

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Really love the font and how easy it was to adhere to boat. Have received many compliments on it.

Four Winns Boat  Lettering from Lori L, FL

Four Winns Boat Lettering from Lori L, FL

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Nice product

Tahoe grand island pontoon boat  2021 Lettering from Steve A, IL

Tahoe grand island pontoon boat 2021 Lettering from Steve A, IL

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Decals look great

1986 Checkmate  Boat Lettering from Robert K, OH

1986 Checkmate from Robert K, OH

Sunday, April 11, 2021

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