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Connecticut Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Connecticut Frequently Asked Questions

Connecticut Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Connecticut
How do you register a boat in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, you can register your boat in person or through a dealer
Where do you register your boat in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, you register your boat at the DMV
What boats are required to be registered in Connecticut?
The following boats are required to be registered in Connecticut: All motorboats (including motorized sailing vessels), and all sailing vessels longer than 19.5 feet.
What boats do not require registration in Connecticut?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Connecticut: All manually propelled vessels, and non-motorized sailing vessels less than 19.5 feet in length.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Connecticut?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in Connecticut
How much does it cost to register a boat in Connecticut?
To register a boat in Connecticut, the fees vary from $7.50 (less than 12 ft.) to $525.00 (65 ft. in length or greater), depending on length and hull material. For a complete list of fees, go to the Boat and Personal Watercraft Registration Fee Schedule as Set by Hull Material.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Connecticut?
A duplicate boat registration in Connecticut costs $20
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Connecticut?
A duplicate boat decal in Connecticut costs $20
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Connecticut?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in Connecticut
Does Connecticut title boats?
Boats are titled in Connecticut
Where do you title your boat in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, boats are titled through the DMV
What boats are required to be titled in Connecticut?
Boats that are required to be titled in Connecticut include: Motorboats (including motorized sailing vessels) model year 2017 or newer, and all sailing vessels longer than 19.5 feet that are model year 2017 or newer.
What boats do not require a title in Connecticut?
Vessels that are not required to be registered are not required to be titled in Connecticut
How much does it cost to title a boat in Connecticut?
It will costs $25 to title and $10 to add a lien to a boat in Connecticut
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Connecticut?
A duplicate boat title in Connecticut costs $25
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Connecticut?
Boat title transfers are treated as new titles in Connecticut
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in Connecticut?
Recording a lien in Connecticut will cost you $10
Does Connecticut issue e-titles for boats?
Connecticut does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does Connecticut require boat inspections?
Connecticut does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Connecticut?
The sales tax rate on boats in Connecticut is 6.35%
Does Connecticut have an annual tax on boats?
Connecticut does not have an annual tax on boats.
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Documents Required for Registration of a Boat

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