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Illinois Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Illinois Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Illinois
How do you register a boat in Illinois?
In Illinois, you can register through the online system
Where do you register your boat in Illinois?
In Illinois, you register your boat through the DNR
What boats are required to be registered in Illinois?
The following boats are required to be registered in Illinois: Every watercraft other than non-powered watercraft on waters within the jurisdiction of Illinois shall be numbered.
What boats do not require registration in Illinois?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Illinois: • Sailboards • A canoe or kayak owned by a nonprofit organization • An unpowered vessel operated on a private lake • A vessel owned by the federal or state government • Vessels properly registered in another state and using Illinois waters for less than 60 consecutive days • Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard and using Illinois waters for less than 60 consecutive days
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Illinois?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Illinois
How much does it cost to register a boat in Illinois?
To register a boat in Illinois, the fees are as follows: • Class 1 - All powered Watercraft less than 16 ft. except non-powered - $28.00 • Class 2 - 16 ft. to less than 26 ft. - $60.00 • Class 3 - 26 ft. to less than 40 ft. - $160.00 • Class 4 - 40 ft. and over - $210.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Illinois?
A duplicate boat registration in Illinois costs $7
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Illinois?
A duplicate boat decal in Illinois costs $7
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Illinois?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in Illinois
Does Illinois title boats?
Boats are titled in Illinois
Where do you title your boat in Illinois?
In Illinois, boats are titled through the DNR
What boats are required to be titled in Illinois?
Watercraft over 21 feet in length are required to be titled in Illinois
What boats do not require a title in Illinois?
Boats under 22 feet, and documented vessels are not required to be titled in Illinois
How much does it cost to title a boat in Illinois?
The following fees apply to boat titling in Illinois and include initial registration: • Class 1 - All powered Watercraft less than 16 ft. except non-powered - $28.00 • Class 2 - 16 ft. to less than 26 ft. - $60.00 • Class 3 - 26 ft. to less than 40 ft. - $160.00 • Class 4 - 40 ft. and over - $210.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Illinois?
A duplicate boat title in Illinois costs $7
Helpful Links for Illinois:
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