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Safety Equipment

Safety Equipment

Carrying the proper safety equipment on your boat is not only smart, it’s the law! Click here to find the required safety equipment for your type of boat. The ABCs of California Boating includes California boating law in an easy to read format.

Quagga Zebra Stickers

Mussel Fee (Quagga) Stickers

California DMV-registered vessels operating in fresh waterways must display a current “Mussel Fee Sticker” on the vessel’s hull next to the registration sticker. Paying the mussel fee is a separate DMV transaction from the registration sticker. Please go to dmv.ca.gov/MusselFee to purchase your sticker. They are also available at DMV field offices and at AAA, for members.


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