Lakes and Boating

Illinois Boat Regulations –


Every watercraft must have both a state registration sticker and a Village sticker. In order to purchase a Village sticker, you must have a valid state registration on file with the Village. If you purchase a new boat, a processed application for state registration will be accepted for the current year. If you used an application or renewal form last year, a copy of your actual state registration is required for this year. The Village has past years’ registrations on file. If you are unsure of your status, please call the Village Hall. Boat stickers will not be issued without one of these documents.

Boat stickers and Village boat launch keys may be purchased at the Village Hall or through the mail. Boat launches will be locked on April 1, 2005.

To order by mail, please send a check payable to Village of Third Lake for the appropriate amount, a copy of your state registration (if required), and a list of your watercraft by type and state registration number. You can fill in the form below, print it and mail it to us.

Fees are as follows:

Non-motorized Craft $10.00
Craft with Electric Motors $15.00

Gas Motorized Craft:

10 horsepower or less $25.00

11-25 horsepower $35.00
Over 25 horsepower $45.00

Village Boat Launch Gate Key $15.00 (one key per household)
Replacement Village Boat Launch Gate Key $50.00

Temporary Permit $55.00
Transfer fee for Temporary Permit $10.00

Mariner’s Cove Key (contact the Homeowner’s Association)