Boat Permits Sold Out for 2022 Season

All boat and watercraft permits are sold out for the 2022 season. We will post information on 2023 permits here when information is available.

Boat Permit Application

Boat permits for sail boats and power boats are sold out for the 2022 season. Information on 2023 boat permits will be posted here when it is available.
update on 2022 Small craft permit information is below

Small Craft Permits

Any and all small craft used at the Boulder Reservoir must have an annual permit. Small craft permits (non-motorized craft used outside the swim area: canoes, kayaks, SUP - inflatable or standard, kiteboards, etc.) are typically available for purchase online beginning Feb. 2 for that calendar year. They are first come, first served until they sell out.

Demand for small watercraft permits is extremely high.

Permits not picked up by June 30th 2022 will be forfeited. Unclaimed permits will be available for purchase after we have processed them in our software, beginning August 8th at noon.

Purchase your small craft permit beginning August 8th at noon.

*Permit stickers will be put on your craft when you first bring your watercraft out. If you purchased your permit on or after August 8th please allow us 48 hours from time of purchase to enter you in our system and assign you a permit number. Stickers 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.

Power and Sailboat Permits

  • We are sold out and no longer accepting applications for new power and sailboat permits for 2022. We will not be accepting applications for any Class 5 powerboats. Please see ANS protocol for definition of a Class 5 watercraft.
  • 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.
  • The application for new boaters will be posted on this web page beginning Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. for current calendar year. The application closes on March 1 at 9 a.m. 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 4.

*For 2022: No new class 5 permits will be issued. Only renewals will be allowed for class 5 boats. Class 5 permits include pontoon boats, house boats, cabin cruisers and boats with ballasts.