My email to the Oklahoma Tax Commission,
Oklahoma Tax Commission Customer Care,
Some friends and I were planning to do a kayak trip to your state and noted that kayaks must be registered. Texas does not require registration of these vessels and we were wondering if the passage “Vessels registered in other states using Oklahoma waters for 60 days or less” would apply in this case as well? Even though the fee would be minimal for these vessels, the inconvenience of having to spend time acquiring the registration document and decals then having to affix them to the kayaks would eat in to our plans significantly. We would like to know prior to booking accommodations so we can plan or change plans according dependant upon your requirements.
Thank you for your time,
Bert...(names changed to protect the semi, okay not so innocent)
Oklahoma Tax Commission Reply,
Hi our office has received your email. In the state of Oklahoma you have 60days of vacation time since Texas does not require kayak’s to be titled you can get a letter from the Texas Department of Wildlife that states they do not title kayak’s to have on the boat with you in case you get pulled over by a Lake Patrol Officer.
Motor Vehicle Department,
Thus we are exempt from the tax but would have to take precaution to guarantee no fine is issued even though we have a valid Texas drivers license and a non-resident fishing license.
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