What Needs to be Registered
Registration applies to the following:
- All boats powered by motor(s) and/or engine(s) that meet the horsepower and length requirements established by LCOA.
- All towing vehicles and boat trailers.
Boats, towing vehicles, and boat trailers must be registered at the LCOA office and be properly identified with a Lake Caroline decal before access to the lake is allowed.
When Is Action Required?
- Boats must be registered before accessing our lakes. The initial timepoints are:
· Upon moving to Lake Caroline with a boat
· When a new boat is purchased.
- Once registered, members must renew their boat’s registration at least annually by providing a copy of the insurance policy on the boat showing current coverage, and the state registration document showing that it is in force for the upcoming 12 months.
Should either document show an expiration date occurring sooner than 12 months in the future, documentation will be required at the point the dates on the documents are no longer current.
Members must remove the registration decal from the boat and notify the office when their boat is sold. If the boat is sold to another Lake Caroline member, that member is responsible for registering the boat with the office.
Contact the office by calling 601-898-1370.
Boats with Gas Powered Engines, Electric Trolling Motors, and Boat Trailers
1. Documentation needed:
- State Registration from any state in the lot owner’s name or delegate’s name (refer to Covenants Article II, Section III for the definition of delegate).
- Insurance policy* document showing a minimum of $500,000 in liability coverage for the boat. In lieu of the general liability policy as described, proof of an umbrella policy with minimum limits of $500,000 will be accepted.
*Exception: Boats with electric trolling motors do not require insurance due to their slower speed capacity.
2. When requested, take your boat and trailer to the office.
3. Pay the fees:
- $5 sticker fee
- $5 fee for a boat ramp access card (if card desired).
Once the staff has completed processing your application, they will affix a registration decal on your boat, towing vehicle and/or trailer. Decals are placed as follows:
- Boat - on the side of the outboard motor or stern on inboards and some pontoons.
- Vehicle - left rear window
- Trailer – Driver’s side winch tower.
Kayaks, Canoes and Similar Watercraft
This is an optional process, and although not required, it can help you reunite with your boat should strong winds blow it away.
1. Make an appointment with the office and give them this information:
- Number of boats to be registered ($5 each).
- Whether you want a boat ramp access card ($5).
2. At the appointment, pay applicable fees and pick up decals.
Neither insurance nor state registration is needed.
Non-Compliance with Registration
Residents operating a boat on Lake Caroline without current registration will be fined $100 after one warning. This applies to boats which have not been registered or boats which were registered but registration has lapsed due to documents showing a date in the past.
Any resident’s tow vehicle in the boat launching area without a proper LCOA sticker will be fined $100 after one warning.
Parked non-stickered tow vehicles will be assumed to be in violation and trespassing and will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense, or to prosecution for repeated offenses.