How to Order a Replacement California Boater Card (CBC)

Step 1: Click the “Replace Now” button at the top of the page.

Step 2: Select “REPLACEMENT”. Fill out the application.

Step 3: Pay the $5 boater card fee using one of the following options (no cash allowed):

  • Visa, MasterCard, or Discover
  • Personal check, cashier’s check or money order to: (Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing)
    • Department of Parks and Recreation
      Division of Boating and Waterways – CBC
      P.O. Box 942896
      Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Step 4: If you are sending a check by mail, you will need to print out the confirmation coversheet and attach it to the check and send to the Division at:

  • Department of Parks and Recreation
    Division of Boating and Waterways – CBC
    P.O. Box 942896
    Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Step 5: Once the Division approves the application and payment, you will receive a temporary replacement card by email within 3-5 days, and your permanent replacement card will arrive by U.S. Mail within 60 days.