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RENEW YOUR BOAT REGISTRATION

The 2022 boating registration period is fast approaching. Be prepared to get your boat onto Nevada waters by renewing your registration at the beginning of the new year.

Boat titling &

Registration Forms

Ready to get outside on your new watercraft? Whether you just bought a brand new boat or new to you boat, let us help you get it legal so you can do what it is you got it for…enjoying Nevada waters.

Title and Register a New or Untitled Watercraft

What do I need to bring to title and register my new or previous untitled watercraft?

  • Present proof of ownership (original bill of sale or subsequent bills of sale).
  • Present proof that a sales tax has been paid. Proof of sales tax is not required on an private-party sale. Contact the Department of Taxation for locations:
    1. Reno (775) 687-9999
    2. Carson City (775) 684-2135
    3. Las Vegas (702) 486-2300
  • Present the original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO).
  • If the original MSO is not available, or the watercraft is coming from a non-title state, you must bring the watercraft to a Nevada Department of Wildlife office for inspection.
  • If you have an MSO, but the HIN number is hand written, you must bring the watercraft to a Nevada Department of Wildlife office for inspection.
  • If coming from a non-title state, the previous state registration, or certified copy of the state record must be provided.
  • Social Security number must be provided.
  • Pay the required fees (see Boating Costs below). We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

This transaction cannot be completed through the mail. Check for the nearest NDOW office.

Title and Register an Out-of-State Titled Watercraft

What do I need to bring to title and register my new or previous untitled watercraft?

To register an out-of-state titled watercraft, you will need the follow:

  • Present the properly endorsed out-of-state Certificate of Ownership (Title) to an office of the Department of Wildlife. A watercraft inspection may be necessary, please contact the nearest Nevada Department of Wildlife office for more information. Check for the nearest NDOW office.
  • Present proof that a sales tax has been paid, if applicable (dealer sale, broker sale, repossession). Proof of sales tax is not required on an occasional sale. Contact the Department of Taxation for locations:
    1. Reno (775) 687-9999
    2. Carson City (775) 684-2135
    3. Las Vegas. (702) 486-2300
  • Social Security number must be provided.
  • Pay the required fees. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

This transaction cannot be completed through the mail. Check for the nearest NDOW office.

Title and Register a Previously Titled Nevada Watercraft

  • Present the properly endorsed Nevada Certificate of Ownership (Title) to an office of the Department of Wildlife.
  • Present proof that a sales tax has been paid, if applicable (dealer sale, broker sale, repossession). Proof of sales tax is not required on an occasional sale. Contact the Department of Taxation for locations:
    1. Reno (775) 687-9999
    2. Carson City (775) 684-2135
    3. Las Vegas (702) 486-2300
  • Social Security number must be provided.
  • Pay the required fees. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • This transaction may be completed through the mail. Please contact the nearest Nevada Department of Wildlife office for more information. Check for the nearest NDOW office.

BOATING COSTS

Boat titling and registration fees are listed below.

Titling Fee
Initial Certificate of Ownership (Title), this includes new, untitled, and out of state watercraft$20
Registration Certificate & Decal Annual Fees
Watercraft less than 13 feet$20
Watercraft 13 feet or more but less than 18$25
Watercraft 18 feet or more but less than 22$40
Watercraft 22 feet or more but less than 26$55
Watercraft 26 feet or more but less than 31$75
Watercraft 31 feet or more$100
Other Boating Fees
Nevada Title Transfer Fee$20
Replacement Certificate of Ownership$20
Replacement Certificate of Number and/or Decals$20
Replacement Certificate of Ownership and Certificate of Number$20
*Prices do not include nominal processing fee

Boating Permits

NDOW offers boating permits for unique situations.

Motorboat Noise Exemption

You may qualify for a motorboat noise exemption. To apply, fill out the permit below.

Temporary Buoys

Temporary Buoy placement is available on Nevada waterways if NDOW issues a permit.

AIS DECALS REQUIREMENT

The Nevada AIS decal requirement was established to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic species threatening Nevada’s waterways. Motorized boats as well as many non-motorized boats require the AIS Decal to be purchased annually before they enter Nevada Waterways.

Boating Education

Nevada Boaters born on or after January 1, 1983 are required to complete a Nevada Department of Wildlife approved boater education course before operating a boat on Nevada’s interstate waters; however, NDOW recommends everyone get their boating education card before heading out on the water.