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Watercraft Inspections


Inspection stations are closed for the 2018 season.

Watercraft inspections are still required. You can get your watercraft inspected at a regional or area FWP office.

Plan ahead and stop at a regional or FWP office for an inspection if:

  • You are coming into Montana from out-of-state.
  • You are traveling west over the Continental Divide into western Montana (the Columbia River Basin).
  • You are coming off Tiber or Canyon Ferry Reservoirs.
    • Certified boaters must still follow the terms of their contract; they are required to get an inspection if they are travelling to another waterbody.
    • Certified boater ramps will remain open ONLY to certified boaters.
  • You are launching anywhere within the Flathead Basin and your watercraft last launched on waters outside of the Flathead Basin.


Inspection and Decontamination Stations





Name Agency Location Days/Hours of Operation
Region 1 HQ, Kalispell FWP 490 N. Meridian Road 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Region 2 HQ, Missoula FWP 3201 Spurgin Road 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Region 3 HQ, Bozeman FWP 1400 South 19th 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Helena Area Regional Office FWP 930 Custer Avenue W. 9 AM - 12:45 PM Mon - Fri
Butte Area Regional Office FWP 1820 Meadowlark Lane 9 AM - 12:45 PM Mon - Fri
Region 4 HQ, Great Falls FWP 4600 Giant Springs Road 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Lewistown Area Regional Office FWP 333 Airport Road 10 AM - 2 PM Mon - Fri
Region 5 HQ, Billings FWP 2300 Lake Elmo Drive 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Region 6 HQ, Glasgow FWP 1 Airport Road 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Havre Area Regional Office FWP 2165 Hwy 2 East 10 AM - 2 PM Mon - Fri
Region 7 HQ, Miles City FWP 352 I-94 Business Loop 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
CSKT Fish and Wildlife Office, Polson CSKT 406 6th Ave E More info


AIS Bureau, Montana FWP
1420 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440

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