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Louisiana Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Louisiana Frequently Asked Questions

Louisiana Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Louisiana
How do you register a boat in Louisiana?
In Louisiana, you can register your boat through mail in, with a Power of Attorney, or in Person
Where do you register your boat in Louisiana?
In Louisiana, you register your boat at the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
What boats are required to be registered in Louisiana?
All motorized vessels and any non-motorized houseboats are required to be registered in Louisiana
What boats do not require registration in Louisiana?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Louisiana: • All non-motorized vessels (except a non-motorized houseboat) • A motorboats/sailboat documented with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), unless it is a recreational-use vessel.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Louisiana?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in Louisiana
How much does it cost to register a boat in Louisiana?
To register a boat in Louisiana, the fees are as follows: Fees: Motorized Vessels; 14’ or less $32.00; 14’1” – 17’11” $37.00; 18’0” $42.00; 18’1” – 19’0” $44.00; For each foot thereafter, add $2.00 per foot.; Fees: Non-Motorized Houseboats; 14’ or less $23.00; 14’1” – 17’11” $28.00; 18’0” $33.00; 18’1” – 19’0” $35.00; For each foot thereafter, add $2.00 per foot.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Louisiana?
A duplicate boat registration in Louisiana costs $8
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Louisiana?
A duplicate boat decal in Louisiana costs $13
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Louisiana?
Transfering a boat registration in Louisiana will cost you $8 plus registration fee
Does Louisiana title boats?
Boats are titled in Louisiana
Where do you title your boat in Louisiana?
In Louisiana, boats are titled through the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
What boats are required to be titled in Louisiana?
Boats that are required to be titled in Louisiana include: a boat or outboard motor (25 horsepower or more) that is financed or currently titled in another state when you’re registering it in Louisiana, a homemade boat, or a boat that has an incorrect hull identification number. If previously titled, the title MUST be surrendered at the time of registration and a new title will be issued. If title is held by a lien holder, it must be surrendered and a new title will be issued.
What boats do not require a title in Louisiana?
The following boats are not required to be titled in Louisiana: • A sailboat 12 feet or less in length • A sailboard • A motorboat/sailboat documented with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), unless it is a recreational-use vessel • A motorboat/sailboat with valid registration in another state or country and on the waters of Louisiana for 90 or fewer consecutive days
How much does it cost to title a boat in Louisiana?
The following fees apply to boat titling in Louisiana: • New title fee-$26.00 • $10.00 to add a lien holder
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Louisiana?
A duplicate boat title in Louisiana costs $23.00
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Louisiana?
It will cost you $26 (plus $10 to add a lien holder) to transfer a boat title in Louisiana
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in Louisiana?
Recording a lien in Louisiana will cost you $10
Does Louisiana issue e-titles for boats?
Louisiana does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does Louisiana require boat inspections?
Homemade vessels require inspections in Louisiana
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Louisiana?
The sales tax rate on boats in Louisiana is 4.45%
Helpful Links for Louisiana:
Title or Register Your Boat | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Boat Registration, License, and Permit Forms | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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