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#5977404 - 03/21/11 06:09 PM Registering a kayak in Oklahoma
soonerdds Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 19
Loc: oklahoma
Can't seem to find the information I'm looking for, any members here from Oklahoma know if a kayak has to be registered in the State of Oklahoma, thanks

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#5977439 - 03/21/11 06:19 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: soonerdds]
gutcheck Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 2327
Loc: Dallas
I've actually investigated this for a trip up there... Yes, they need to be registered...
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#5977473 - 03/21/11 06:26 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: soonerdds]
h4rdcore Offline
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Registered: 10/20/10
Posts: 1388
Loc: Houston TX (Seabrook)
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#5981503 - 03/22/11 06:31 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: h4rdcore]
sling Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 178
I have this question....my dad lives in Oklahoma and I fish there a few days a year. My kayak doesn't need a title/tags in Texas and according to their site:

Vessels registered in other states using Oklahoma waters for 60 days or less

So how does it work for vessels legal in my state but not in Oklahoma? I wonder if my TX driver's license is enough to prove it's a Texas kayak?

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#5984555 - 03/23/11 02:18 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: sling]
FoldCatOne Offline
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Registered: 07/25/09
Posts: 1269
I wonder if registering your kayak in Texas and getting numbers that stick on the side would help cut down the recent theft problem?? God knows we don't need more fees and taxes, but would it serve as cheap insurance?? Given the choice to steal an unregistered vs registered one I would think thieves would chose the easiest target. It's the same reason I run guard dogs with my sheep - convince the predators that an easier meal can be found down the road.

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#5984562 - 03/23/11 02:21 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: FoldCatOne]
Samsonsworld Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
Posts: 1858
Loc: Roaming West Texas
I think its like $35 every two years?

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#5984715 - 03/23/11 03:06 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: FoldCatOne]
h4rdcore Offline
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Registered: 10/20/10
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Loc: Houston TX (Seabrook)
Originally Posted By: FoldCatOne
I wonder if registering your kayak in Texas and getting numbers that stick on the side would help cut down the recent theft problem?? God knows we don't need more fees and taxes, but would it serve as cheap insurance?? Given the choice to steal an unregistered vs registered one I would think thieves would chose the easiest target. It's the same reason I run guard dogs with my sheep - convince the predators that an easier meal can be found down the road.

I dont think a thief would care if its registered or not, they can just peel the stickers off, they dont stick well to kayaks anyhow. Also, strictly stereotypically speaking, if they are thieves, they are dumb or wont care if it has numbers.
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#5984931 - 03/23/11 03:58 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: h4rdcore]
Samsonsworld Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
Posts: 1858
Loc: Roaming West Texas
I'd paint them on. Even if a thief tries to cover it, maybe it would be enough to at least raise some suspicion or help identify the craft? JM $.02.

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#5985675 - 03/23/11 07:34 PM Re: Registering a kayak in Oklahoma [Re: Samsonsworld]
bert Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 1870
Loc: Wylie, TX, USA
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,

Jamie XXXXXX

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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