Wasco County Marine Patrol is fully funded with a contract from the Oregon State Marine Board. Marine Patrol is responsible to enhance safety on public waterways in Wasco County, provide boater safety education and enforce Marine Laws. Wasco County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol is seasonal starting April 1st and ending September 30th.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: My boat only has a small 10 horsepower motor, does it need to be registered?
A: Yes, any motorized boat must be registered through the Oregon State Marine Board.
Q: What are the requirements for out of state boats?
A: Boats from Washington or Idaho may launch in Oregon tributaries within ONE RIVER MILE of the Columbia or Snake rivers (common interstate boundary waters) without a permit, only for the purposes of accessing the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Other out-of-state motorboats are required to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention permit ($20). This permit is valid for one calendar year.