New trailer decal requirement starts in 2015

Beginning July 1, 2015 a new trailer decal requirement is scheduled to start. The new law requires anyone who transports watercraft or water-related equipment like docks and lifts with a trailer in Minnesota to complete an online aquatic-invasive-species training course.  The decal must be displayed after July 1.

The training course will be available starting in January 2015 so people can get their training and decal before the law goes into effect. Paper home-study training packets will also be available in January 2015 by calling 651-351-2000.  After completing the course, you will receive a decal that must be displayed on your trailer.

For more about the program, go to

There are many excellent resources on the internet about invasive species in Minnesota, including the Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council at