Registering and Titling Outboard Motors
Outboard motors over 10 horsepower must be titled and have a current Certificate of Registration.
- Application for a title and registration of an outboard motor is made separately from the boat and also must be made within 30 days of the purchase or transfer. Titling and registering a boat and its outboard motor requires completion of two application forms—one for the boat and one for the motor.
- Owners of registered motors are issued a motor registration decal that should be displayed on the upper back side of the motor beginning on the left (as viewed if you are standing behind the motor) and wrapping around to the rear.
- The owner of an outboard motor chooses to have the motor registered for a one-year or a three-year period. Registration expires on June 30 of the year indicated on the registration decal.
Owners of registered motors are issued this decal, which should be displayed on the upper back side of the motor cowling starting from the left side and wrapping around to the rear.