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It's the Law

How to Apply For or Renew Your Vessel’s Registration


Online boat registration:

Telephone boat registration (all boating transactions):

  • Call 1-800-366-2661.

Mail-in boat registration (all boating transactions):

A Certificate of Boat Registration is valid for three years and expires on the last day of the owner's month of birth. The expiration date is on the certificate and decals. A renewal form is mailed to the owner at least 30 days prior to the expiration date. The renewal form may be returned, or the owner may renew by telephone or online as described above.

A $10 late fee will be applied to renew a registration if the certificate of number is expired.

Registration Fees for Three-Year Boat Registration

If your boat is… Then your fee is…
Less than 16 ft. (Class A) $25.00
16 ft. to less than 26 ft. (Class 1) $60.00
26 ft. to less than 40 ft. (Class 2) $130.00
40 ft. or longer (Class 3) $200.00

Note: Additional transaction fees will apply based on the method chosen to register the vessel. These fees are subject to change if the law changes.