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The City of Olney requires boating permits for all watercrafts put into the water at any of the three City-owned lakes; East Fork, Borah  and Vernor. The permits can be obtained in Olney at City Hall which is located at 300 S. Whittle Avenue, Lakeside RV Park (5238 N. Silver Road), and The Holiday Motel (1300 S. West Street, 24/7). 

Information needed to receive a daily permit includes the name, address and phone number of the owner.  The make of the boat, horsepower and state registration number is also needed.  To complete the daily permit form, the name and address of your insurance provider is required along with your signature and payment for the number of days requested.

Information needed to receive an annual permit includes the name and address of the insurance company and agent's name which provides the watercraft with no less than $100,000 of liability insurance, the state registration number of the boat, the horsepower of the boat, make of the boat and the name and the address of the owner.  Permits are valid through December 31st of each year.

The permit classes and the cost of each permit is as follows (effective for 2021 boat stickers and beyond):
  Classification Daily Fee Annual Fee
City Resident
Non-City Resident
  Class A - Non-Powered $2.50 $10.00 $20.00  
  Class B - Electric to 24.99 h.p.
$25.00  $35.00  
  Class C - 25 h.p. to 74.99 h.p. $10.00 $40.00 $50.00  
  Class D - 75 h.p. and Up $12.50 $55.00 $65.00  

Click here to print a Daily/Annual Boat License Application 

For your convenience daily/annual boat license forms are available through the link provided above. Boat licenses can be mail ordered by printing and completing the appropriate form. Mail orders should include the completed form, check or money order and a self addressed stamped envelope. Mail orders should be sent to the Olney City Hall, 300 S. Whittle Avenue, Olney, IL 62450. Boat licenses will be processed and returned the same day, but please allow enough mailing time before the license is needed.


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  Lakeside RV Park

5238 N. Silver Road

Olney, IL 62450

(618) 393-4351