The Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants owners of non-motorized watercraft, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats to know they are no longer required to have those watercraft titled or registered in Illinois, unless the vessels have a motor or sail. Watercraft owners are now required to purchase a 'Water Usage Stamp' for 6-dollars per calendar year for each of the first three vessels, and 3-dollars each for any additional vessels. The new Water Usage Stamps, also known as Paddle Passes, must be purchased at the same time to receive the discount. Water Usage Stamps are mandatory. The stamps should be available over the counter from DNR Direct license and permit point of sale vendors beginning July 1st. You can visit the I-D-N-R website to find a list of vendors in the area.