Watercraft Registration Requirements

All watercraft used or operated on Capitol Beach Lake must be owned in the same name as that of the property owner or leasee resident. Residents may not bring watercraft of friends or relatives onto the lake.

All watercraft used or operated on Capitol Beach Lake will be the responsibility of the property owner. This includes the use and actions of their guests.

All annual dues and any special assessments for the year must be paid BEFORE watercraft may be registered by any CBCA member for use on Capitol Beach Lake.

All new residents, after January 1, 2002 who wish to operate powered watercraft are required to take and pass a boating safety course and submit a copy of the certificate to the CBCA office. The following information must be submitted on a form approved by the CBCA Board:

  • Brief description of the watercraft.
  • Nebraska plate number, for sailboats, number on sail.
  • Boat length as per manufacturers rating.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • $25.00 for each powered watercraft requiring a Nebraska Certificate of number and all sailboats over 10 feet in length.
  • If new resident after January 1, 2002, proof of completion of the Nebraska boating and safety course.

Residents must certify on their registration that their watercraft has not been used on another body of water that season and if so, they have taken the necessary requirements to get the watercraft cleaned by a hotsy and been quarantined the required 14 days.

The CBCA Board will issue a numbered decal for each registered watercraft. The decal shall be placed on the right side of the watercraft to the rear of the centerline and visible when the watercraft is moving about in the water. The decal must be removed before the watercraft leaves the possession of the CBCA owner. All watercraft must display a current year CBCA decal in an approved location.

The Nebraska plate number and the CBCA annual decal must be affixed to the watercraft before it is permitted access to Capitol Beach Lake.

All watercraft must have current proof of insurance on file with CBCA. A minimum of $500,000 each watercraft, per occurrence is required for all watercraft required to be registered with the state. Each watercraft must be listed on the certificate of insurance. Certificate of insurance must be in the same name as the boat owner and property owner or leasee. The identification number must coincide with the registration.

Revised – January 2017