Which Boats Require Registration?
Requirements for vessel registration vary from state to state. In North Dakota, you must have a North Dakota Certificate of Registration and validation stickers to operate a vessel legally on public waters. The only exceptions to registration are:
- Vessels without any kind of motor (vessels with trolling motors must be registered)
- Vessels properly registered in another state using North Dakota waters for 90 days or less
- Vessels documented by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)