Boats over 12 feet in length or motor boats of any length are required to be titled at the time of registration. The owner is required to apply for title within 45 days of acquisition. An owner of a boat 12' in length that was titled previous to July 1, 1994, will no longer be allowed to title the boat. The record on these boats must be converted from a title record to a registration record in the new owner's name. The certificate of title should be surrendered, if available, for cancellation.

Applicants must provide ownership documents when titling boats. (e.g. manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO), bill of sale, dealer invoice, title, or purchase agreement (if the dealer price certification has not been completed on the application on new boats).

An Application for Boat Title (Boat Registration Application and Transfer of Ownership Form (MV - 607)) must be completed and filed in the county of the applicant's residence along with payment of applicable fees.

Boat registration must be kept in the boat and registration stickers must be mounted on both sides of the boat.

Exemptions from boat titling (boats that cannot be titled).

  • Non-motorized boats 12 feet and under in length
  • Canoes, inflatable vessels, kayaks, sailboards, and seaplanes.

Motor vehicle titling and registration fees are done through your local county treasurers office. Click here for all applicable license fees that must be paid to the county treasurer.

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