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Idaho Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Idaho Frequently Asked Questions

Idaho Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Idaho
How do you register a boat in Idaho?
In Idaho, you can register your boat in-person, by fax, or with power of attorney
Where do you register your boat in Idaho?
In Idaho, you register your boat at the Idaho Department of Parks
What boats are required to be registered in Idaho?
Anything with a motor or sail is required to be registered in Idaho:
What boats do not require registration in Idaho?
Non-motorized and government entities are not required to be registered in Idaho
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Idaho?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Idaho
How much does it cost to register a boat in Idaho?
To register a boat in Idaho, the fees are as follows: • Boats 12' and under $30.00 • Boats over 12' add $2.00 per foot
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Idaho?
A duplicate boat registration in Idaho costs $3.00 and includes sticker
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Idaho?
A duplicate boat decal in Idaho costs $3.00 includes registration
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Idaho?
Transfering a boat registration in Idaho will cost you $3
Does Idaho title boats?
Boats are titled in Idaho
Where do you title your boat in Idaho?
In Idaho, boats are titled through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
What boats are required to be titled in Idaho?
Boats that are required to be titled in Idaho include: • Any vessel with a permanently attached mode of propulsion, model year 2000 or newer. Examples: model year 2000 inboard and inboard/outboard motorboats, sailboats, and personal watercraft (jet skis). • Any non-exempt vessel, model year 2000 or newer, over 12' in length, regardless of the mode of propulsion. Example: model year 2000 13' outboard. • Any non-exempt vessel that is being financed. VESSELS THAT MAY BE OPTIONALLY TITLED: All types of vessels listed in the “vessels that must be titled” category that were acquired prior to January 1, 2000 may optionally be titled. These types of vessels (model year 1999 or older) may be optionally titled unless they are being financed, in which case they must be titled. Once a vessel has been titled, every subsequent Idaho owner must also title it in his name.
What boats do not require a title in Idaho?
The following boats do not require a title in Idaho: rowboats (manually propelled by oars), canoes, kayaks, drift boats, inflatable vessels, rafts, barges, non-motorized paddle vessels, sailboards, tenders, seaplanes, documented vessels, vessels owned by the U.S. or a foreign state or political subdivision, and outboard motorboats 12 feet or less in length.
How much does it cost to title a boat in Idaho?
It costs $14 to title a boat in Idaho
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Idaho?
A duplicate boat title in Idaho costs $14.00 (include additional $7.00 if both the HIN and Title Number are not known; include additional $26.00 for RUSH service).
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Idaho?
It will cost you $14 to transfer a boat title in Idaho
Does Idaho issue e-titles for boats?
Idaho does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does Idaho require boat inspections?
Boats in Idaho require inspections to check for the HIN , safety, and invasive species
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Idaho?
The sales tax rate on boats in Idaho is 6%
What is the sales tax cap for boats in Idaho?
In Idaho, the sales tax cap is 6%
Does Idaho have an annual tax on boats?
Idaho does not have an annual tax on boats.
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