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Delaware Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Delaware Frequently Asked Questions

Delaware Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Delaware
How do you register a boat in Delaware?
In Delaware, you can register your boat in person, online, through the mail, fax, or email, and point of sale by our registered agents in Delaware
Where do you register your boat in Delaware?
In Delaware, you register your boat at the DNREC - DIVISION OF FISH & WILDLIFE - ENFORCEMENT
What boats are required to be registered in Delaware?
All mechanically powered vessels are required to be registered in Delaware.
What boats do not require registration in Delaware?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Delaware: • Documented • Government • Foreign • Military • Other state owned vessels
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Delaware?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Delaware
How much does it cost to register a boat in Delaware?
To register a boat in Delaware, the fees are as follows: • <16 = $20/year; • 16<26 = $40/year; • 26<40 = $60/year; • 40<65 = $100/year; • 65+ = $120/year
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Delaware?
A duplicate boat registration in Delaware is free (decals) but a new card is $2.30
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Delaware?
There is no fee for a duplicate boat decal in Delaware
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Delaware?
Transfering a boat registration in Delaware will cost you $3.45 as long as vessel is current.
Does Delaware title boats?
Boats are not titled in Delaware
Does Delaware require boat inspections?
Delaware does not require an inspection to register a boat.
Does Delaware have an annual tax on boats?
Delaware does not have an annual tax on boats.
Helpful Links for Delaware:
Boating Registration - DNREC Alpha

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