Boating Laws / Printable Permits

Boating On Vandalia Lake

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The lake is a very popular place for boaters. Before launching a boat, boaters must provide from their agent, a Certificate of Insurance of $100,000 boat insurance at the time they purchase a permit.

Boating Speed Limits

Day Time Boating Speed Limit On Vandalia Illinois Lake is 45 miles per hour Night Time Boating Speed Limit On Vandalia Illinois Lake is 10 miles per hour

Boat Permits

(1 Day Pass)
Up to 100 HP - $10.00
101 to 200 HP - $15.00
Personal Watercraft, Jet Ski - $10.00, No weekend or holiday permits
(2 Day Pass)
Up to 100 HP - $15.00
101 to 200 HP - $20.00
Personal Watercraft, Jet Ski - $20.00
(3 Day Pass)
Up to 100 HP - $25.00
101 to 200 HP - $35.00
Personal Watercraft, Jet Ski - $35.00, No weekend or holiday permits
Yearly Boat Permits - No V8 Engines
Non-Powered Boats - sailboats, rowboats, canoes and paddleboats - $10.00
Motor Boats - powered sailboats, powered paddleboats, (IO & OB - 1-50HP) - $30.00
Motor Boats - IB & OB - (51-100HP) - $50.00
Motor Boats - IB & OB - (101-150HP) - $75.00
Motor Boats - IB & OB - (151-200HP) - $100.00
Motor Boats - IB & OB - (201-225HP) - $150.00
Jet Skis - All: $200.00
Competition Ski Boats - $200.00, Subject to approval from the Lake Committee.
Dock Fees - $75.00
Permits available online, at the Vandalia, Illinois City Hall, 432 W. GallatinĀ or the Vandalia Lake Marina during regular hours

Online Boat Permits

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Printable Certificate Of Liability Insurance Form
Printable Boat Registration/License Application