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Hawaii Registration and Title FAQ and Documents

FAQ
Hawaii Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Hawaii
How do you register a boat in Hawaii?
In Hawaii, you can register your boat in person, mail in, or with power of attorney
Where do you register your boat in Hawaii?
In Hawaii, you register your boat at the SOH/DLNR/Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation
What boats are required to be registered in Hawaii?
The following boats are required to be registered in Hawaii: Any vessel not documented operating in Hawaiian waters with a motor of any kind. Also, sailboats over 8 feet.
What boats do not require registration in Hawaii?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Hawaii: Documented vessels, vessels that have proper documentation of being titled/registered in another state or country that is here for less than 60 days, race vessels.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Hawaii?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Hawaii
How much does it cost to register a boat in Hawaii?
To register a boat in Hawaii, the fees are as follows: • $30 new reg for vessels 20 feet and over • $18 new reg for vessels under 20 feet • $30 new for dealers and manufacturers
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Hawaii?
A duplicate boat registration in Hawaii costs $10
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Hawaii?
A duplicate boat decal in Hawaii costs $10
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Hawaii?
Transfering a boat registration in Hawaii will cost you $10
Does Hawaii title boats?
Boats are titled in Hawaii
Where do you title your boat in Hawaii?
In Hawaii, boats are titled through the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR)
What boats are required to be titled in Hawaii?
All undocumented boats are required to be titled in Hawaii
What boats do not require a title in Hawaii?
Documented boats are not required to be titled in Hawaii
How much does it cost to title a boat in Hawaii?
It costs $20 to title your boat in Hawaii
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Hawaii?
A replacement or duplicate boat title will cost you $50 in Hawaii
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Hawaii?
It costs $20 to transfer your boats title in Hawaii
Does Hawaii require boat inspections?
The following boats require inspections in Hawaii: • Homebuilt • Boats that require a state assigned HIN
Helpful Links for Hawaii:
Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation | Forms

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