Non-motorized users are required to purchase a Nevada AIS decal if you plan to enter Nevada waters. For a minimal fee we can all help to protect Lake Tahoe. Annual fee is $5 for NV residents, $10 for non-residents.
Sale of the NV AIS decal funds the state aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention program and applies to watercraft on Lake Tahoe.
The AIS decal is required to be purchased and displayed on all watercraft capable of retaining water that utilize Nevada waters. Watercraft required to display a decal include many types of non-motorized watercraft. For example, canoes, kayaks, and non-motorized sailboats are required to purchase and display the decal.
The NV AIS Decal is separate from the Tahoe Keepers program at this time, so just make it easy and rent AIS-decontaminated gear from a Tahoe paddle shop or outfitter.
And, remember to always Clean, Drain and Dry your gear every time!
WATERCRAFT THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A DECAL
Watercraft not required to purchase the decal include float tubes, paddle boards, inner tubes and water toys.
For specific examples, click on this photo to see those watercraft that DO NOT REQUIRE a Nevada AIS Decal.
WATERCRAFT THAT REQUIRE A DECAL
The vessels that fall under the provisions of the decal program must properly display it whenever they are in Nevada waters. This includes those watercraft that launch in California and paddle into Nevada. Paddling without the decal could be subject to enforcement action.
To see watercraft that Require A Decal, click on this photo.
The current cost is $5 for Nevada residents and $10 for non-residents. Decals cannot be purchased locally anywhere in Lake Tahoe.
How to Purchase a Decal
- On-line at www.ndowlicensing.com (service fee applies)
- Toll Free at (866) 703-4605 (service fee applies)
- NDOW Office Locations
- Reno: 1100 Valley Road, (775)688-1500
- Elko: 60 Youth Center Road, (775)777-2300
- Winnemucca: 815 E. 4th St., (775)623-6565
- Las Vegas: 4747 Vegas Drive, (702)486-5127
- Fallon: 380 West B St., (775)423-3171
- Henderson: 744 South Racetrack Road, (702)486-6742
- Ely: 1218 North Alpha St., (775)289-1655 Ext. 21
For more information on the requirements and to purchase your Nevada AIS decal, visit Nevada Department of Wildlife.