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Indiana Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Indiana Frequently Asked Questions

Indiana Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Indiana
How do you register a boat in Indiana?
In Indiana, you can register your boat in person
Where do you register your boat in Indiana?
In Indiana, you register your boat at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
What boats are required to be registered in Indiana?
All motorized watercraft principally used on Indiana waterways are required to be registered and display valid watercraft decals.
What boats do not require registration in Indiana?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Indiana: • Non-motorized watercraft. • Watercraft legally registered in another state and being operated, stored, or docked in Indiana for 60 consecutive days or less. • Watercraft moored on the Indiana part of Lake Michigan for 180 consecutive days or less. • A ship’s lifeboat. • Watercraft owned by the federal government.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Indiana?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in Indiana
How much does it cost to register a boat in Indiana?
To register a boat in Indiana, the fees are as follows: * 0’ to 12’ = $15.00; * 13’ to 25’ = $18.00; * 26’ to 39’ = $21.00; * 40’ or more = $24.00; PLUS Fee based on Class: * Class 1 to 2 = $5.00; • Class 3 to 5 = $10.00; • Class 6 = $15.00; • Class 7 to 8 = $20.00; • Class 9 to 14 = $25.00; For boat registration renewal, the fee is based on the Excise Class of the boat: * Class 1 & 2 = $10.00; * Class 3, 4 & 5 = $15.00; * Class 6 = $20.00; * Class 7 & 8 = $25.00; • Class 9 = $30.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Indiana?
A duplicate boat registration in Indiana costs $9.50
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Indiana?
A duplicate boat decal in Indiana costs $9.5
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Indiana?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in Indiana
Does Indiana title boats?
Boats are titled in Indiana
Where do you title your boat in Indiana?
In Indiana, boats are titled through the BMV
What boats are required to be titled in Indiana?
All motorized watercraft, including sailboats equipped with an engine, are required to be titled in Indiana
What boats do not require a title in Indiana?
The following boats do not require a title in Indiana: • Watercraft documented with the Coast Guard. • A non-resident of Indiana who has a title issued in another state and registering the watercraft in Indiana. • Any watercraft exempt from registration (see registration exemptions below). • Prior to 7/1/2016, the following watercraft were exempt from titling: (1) watercraft purchased prior to 1/1/1986, (2) homemade watercraft, and (3) watercraft valued under $3,000 when new. • A person who owned one of these watercraft prior to 7/1/2016 are permitted to continue to register without obtaining a title. However, once ownership changes, a title is required.
How much does it cost to title a boat in Indiana?
The following fees apply to boat titling in Indiana: • Title Issuance = $15.00 (includes issuance of a new, amended, or duplicate title); • Application for HIN = $10.00; • Application for a Speed title = $25.00; • Delinquent Title = $30.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Indiana?
A duplicate boat title in Indiana costs $15
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Indiana?
It will cost you $15 to transfer a boat title in Indiana
Helpful Links for Indiana:
BMV: Titles: Titles for Watercraft and Non-Traditional Vehicles BMV: Registration & Plates: Watercraft Registration

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