Boat + Motor Permits

Required Permits

Boat and motor permits are required for the use of all Jackson County lakes and waterways. All Kayaks, Canoes, inflatable rafts, pedal boats, windsurfers, stand up-paddle boards (SUPs), sailboards and all similar type of watercraft are required to display a Jackson County Boat Permit as described on this page. All watercraft must be at least eight feet in length. Annual and one-day ramp permits are available.

Please contact the Permit Office at 816-503-4805 for more information on out-of-state registrations.

One-Day Boat Permit Fees

A one-day boat permit fee for all watercraft types and Horsepower will be $25 per day. You may also purchase the permit at Blue Springs, Lake Jacomo and Longview Marinas.

One-Day Boat Permits can also be purchased online.

Annual Permit Fees

What You Need

In order to purchase annual boat and motor permits, you need:

- Proof of Ownership
of all boats/motors to be registered (titles or pink slips with registration numbers and motor horse powers listed)

- Current Missouri Watercraft Registration Certificate

- Personal Property Tax Receipt with boats and motors listed, if owned on January 1 of that year (Jackson County residents only; new residents of the County will be required to obtain a "Statement of Non-Assessment from the Jackson County Department of Assessment).
Boats in the water driving around

Annual Boat Permits - All County Lakes

Resident or Not
County Resident
Non-Resident (Lake Jacomo Only)

Annual Combo Permit - Personal Watercraft Only

Resident or Not
County Resident
Non-Resident $95

Annual Motor Permits - All County Lakes

Horsepower Fee
$.90 per Horsepower
Note: All annual boat and motor permits are half price August 1 - December 31.
Annual Permits are also available at: