Aquatic Invasive Species & Required NV AIS Decal

Non-motorized boaters on Lake Tahoe are required to purchase a Nevada AIS decal.

Sale of the NV AIS decal (currently $6 for non-motorized) funds the state aquatic invasive species AIS prevention program and applies to watercraft on Lake Tahoe, and also supports enforcement of AIS prevention laws.  The AIS decal is required to be purchased and displayed on all watercraft capable of retaining water that utilize Nevada waters – including canoes and kayaks. Paddleboards are NOT required to purchase decal. For more information on the requirements and to purchase your Nevada AIS decal, visit Nevada Department of Wildlife.

The vessels that fall under the provisions of the NV AIS 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. 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!


Needs NV AIS decal

Does Not Need NV AIS Decal


Decals cannot be purchased in Lake Tahoe.

How to Purchase a Decal

On-line at 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.


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