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Reservoir Boat Permits

Power and Sailboat Permit Updates

  • We are not accepting any more applications for power and sailboat permits for the 2021 season.
  • The use of personal water craft such as jet skis, e-foils and jet boards is prohibited at the Boulder Reservoir. Jet skis will only be used by/for water safety staff.
  • General Information Regarding Power/Sailboat Permits: The application for new boaters is available beginning Feb. 1st at 9am for that calendar year. The application closes March 1st. at 9am. We do not accept applications at any other time. 
  • Permits are sold based on availability. We do not sell any large craft permits after May 4th.

*Only renewals will be allowed for class 5 boats. Class 5 permits include pontoon boats, house boats, cabin cruisers and boats with ballasts. More information: Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Protocol pdf

ALL 2021 Power, Sail and Small Craft Permits are sold out. 

General Information Regarding Small craft Permits: These are typically available for purchase online beginning Feb. 1st for that calendar year. They are first come, first served until they sell out. 

Demand for small watercraft permits is extremely high. This year we offered our typical 1200 season permits, and new for 2021, we added 500 weekday permits to provide additional opportunities for small craft users. Despite these additions we sold out of ALL types of small watercraft permits the first week of April. We will not be offering any additional permits for 2021. We will be collecting data during this season and using that data and feedback to evaluate during our end of year process which takes place in October. At this time, we will evaluate the sales process as well as permit numbers and feasibility for operational adjustments for the 2022 year.

*Permit Stickers will be put on your craft when you first bring your watercraft out to start your season, beginning April 1st.  They will be at the Reservoir under the name used to purchase permits. Please bring your watercraft with you as we will place the sticker(s) on the craft.