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All,

I called the DNR about my boat registration and bay sport license. The lady on the phone sounded very weary and told me they were backed up because they had lost two staff members and were also having to take their furlough days. She did not say when they would get caught up.

I asked her if the DNR police were going to be taking their situation into consideration when boaters did not have current registrations. She put me on hold and went and asked someone. She came back and said "yes, they would be taking the backup into consideration".

Fortunately my boat is broken so I am not at risk!:rolleyes:

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It happens every year even when they had a full staff and hadnt furloughed anyone. Typical State inefficiency at its peak.I sent mine back as soon as I got them and still dont have them back.

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Sal, it only took about 2 1/2 weeks to get mine back. Bob
Less than that for mine.

Im not sure why they cent implement an online system like the MVA though. That system is very efficient.

Also, boat reg is one of the last remaining bargains in MD. What is it 24$ for 2 years? I would not complain too much.
 

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I just phoned, left a message. Two minutes later someone calls me back to explain the back log. They said they would honor the old registration for one month but there's nothing they can do about Virginia (obviously).

My check still has not cleared. Oh well. It's just my Jon boat but I was thinking about fishing the back bays in Va this weekend. Might just take my chances.
 

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Less than that for mine.

Im not sure why they cent implement an online system like the MVA though. That system is very efficient.

Also, boat reg is one of the last remaining bargains in MD. What is it 24$ for 2 years? I would not complain too much.
I got mine back in 6 days. :beergood:
 

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Same thing happened to me two years ago.Sent it in as soon as I got it (late Nov) but did not get it back until mid January.

Best thing to do is to go in person if you fish in winter.Luckily it is every two years.The fishing sticker can be bought at local shops (no credit crads).

I'm thinking on calling the Dundalk DNR office - heard they are much faster then Annapolis.
 

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Well, here is something good to report. Two months ago, I renewed the registration for one of my boats and mistakenly sent in too much money. I got a phone call about it, then received the registration and refund in the mail about a week later.
 

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Well, here is something good to report. Two months ago, I renewed the registration for one of my boats and mistakenly sent in too much money. I got a phone call about it, then received the registration and refund in the mail about a week later.
I have always gotten personal service from them when I needed it. Wish they had a 21st Century website with on-line registration renewal.
 

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I just go to the court house in Harford County. They have a DNR department right inside. I walk up to the counter and in about 20 minutes I'm all good. Both boats with stickers in hand. Going Friday to get my stickers for my Jon boat and my charter sticker for 09 for my C-hawk.


Happy New Year

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I'm planning on a run to the CBBT this weekend so I had to get my boat registration and fishing license. Stopped by the Dundalk Service Ctr this morning and I was the only one there. In and out in about 3 minutes. Already had the forms filled out when I got there. They're only open Mon, Wed, & Fri. though.
 

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Centreville is very fast too...5 minutes most times, max. Only thing if you have never been there is to make sure you park in back, not curbside in front. The front doors are locked...guess they're expecting terrorists...so everyone goes through the back door and security.

Elevator or steps to 2nd floor, turn left and down the hall. No paperwork, no problem, they'll pull it up real quick.
 

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Sent mine to the Prince Frederick DNR office on Hallowing Point on the Patuxent. Mailed on the 17th, back on the 23rd.
I always go there when I have dealings with DNR.
Bit more of a drive than Annapolis, but never busy and always friendly, efficient service. Open regular hours.
 

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Centreville is very fast too...5 minutes most times, max. Only thing if you have never been there is to make sure you park in back, not curbside in front. The front doors are locked...guess they're expecting terrorists...so everyone goes through the back door and security.

Elevator or steps to 2nd floor, turn left and down the hall. No paperwork, no problem, they'll pull it up real quick.
Yep.....and don't take your cell phone inside. the mall cop working security was ready to throw the cuffs on me this week, of course he was 104years old, so he'd probably seize up trying:rolleyes:

The ladies in Centreville were vey helpfull.
 
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