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Old 10-18-2020, 04:48 PM   #1
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DTOPS Decal

Well I paid the $30 for this years and never got to use it.

Just renewed for next year's decal, here's wishing!
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:06 PM   #2
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Same boat for 2020. I decided to wait on the 2021 decal.
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thing that pissed me off is, I got a notice from them that the decal would be going up in price. Got the notice about Oct 10. Price went up Oct 1. Thanks for that notice! I'm going to wait as well.....
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Thing that pissed me off is, I got a notice from them that the decal would be going up in price. Got the notice about Oct 10. Price went up Oct 1. Thanks for that notice! I'm going to wait as well.....
I looked at last years price - it went up less than 50c.

I think last year 29.47, this year 29.95.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:24 AM   #5
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I get mine in February. It's kind of a ceremonial starting point for us and the beginning of preparing for the up coming summer cruise.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:37 AM   #6
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OK, here's a dumb question from a brand new boater--what is the DTOPS Decal, and what does it do?
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:48 AM   #7
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OK, here's a dumb question from a brand new boater--what is the DTOPS Decal, and what does it do?
It is a U.S. Boarder tax.

For $29.95 you get a niffty sticker to display in your boat window when you cross boarder back to the USA.

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Old 10-19-2020, 12:43 PM   #8
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... and you need the number for ROAM.

More info here:. https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov/main/#%20
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You need the sticker number for CBP ROAM app but don't need the actual sticker unless you are going to the customs dock

So if/when they open the boarder, make the run north before they change their minds. Then go online, buy the sticker and enter the numbers in the ROAM phone app. Use ROAM to clear customs when coming back.

This is how we do this in Salish Sea.
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Who are these boarders and why are we murdering them?
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You need the sticker number for CBP ROAM app but don't need the actual sticker unless you are going to the customs dock

So if/when they open the boarder, make the run north before they change their minds. Then go online, buy the sticker and enter the numbers in the ROAM phone app. Use ROAM to clear customs when coming back.

This is how we do this in Salish Sea.
I believe most of us had to do that last year because of the government shut down where it took up to six months to get a number - just go and receive an email with the number while away.
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Who are these boarders and why are we murdering them?
It's the Salish way.....
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It is supposed to be a use fee for using the border service. Since I didn't get to use it this year, they really should refund, or make it valid for next year as well. I'll even give them the extra 47 cents.
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