Wondering how to register your boat?  Asking Google, “How do you Title a boat in…?”  Unsure of what your state’s requirements are for registering and titling boats? Boat History Report has put together a comprehensive guide for registering and titling boats in every state.

Each state has its own Q&A section which includes the following questions:

  • Registration and Title Information
  • Summary of boat registration and titling rules
  • How do you register a boat in …?
  • Where do you register your boat in …?
  • What boats are required to be registered in …?
  • What boats do not require registration in …?
  • Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in …?
  • How much does it cost to register a boat in …?
  • How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in …?
  • How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in …?
  • How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in …?
  • Does … title boats?
  • Where do you title your boat in …?
  • What boats are required to be titled in …?
  • What boats do not require a title in …?
  • How much does it cost to title a boat in …?
  • How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in …?
  • How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in …?
  • How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in …?
  • Does … require boat inspections?
  • What is the sales tax rate for boats in …?
  • What is the sales tax cap for boats in …?
  • Does … have an annual tax on boats?
  • Helpful Links for …:

Additionally, each state includes links to specific forms used for registering and titling your boat.  In Florida for example, the following forms are available for download: 

We’ve also created a section for US Coast Guard Documented Vessels which includes the following information: 

Simply go to https://boathistoryreport.com/services/boat_docs and click on your state to see the information specific for where you are trying to register and/or title your boat. Boat History Report also provides an overview table of vessel registration and documentation rules.

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