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Maine Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Maine Frequently Asked Questions

Maine Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Maine
How do you register a boat in Maine?
In Maine, you can register your boat with licensing agents or by mail. For applications and agent information please call (207) 287-8000.
Where do you register your boat in Maine?
In Maine, you register your boat at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Office in Augusta. Many Maine municipal tax collectors or town clerks are Recreational Vehicle Agents for MDIFW.
What boats are required to be registered in Maine?
The following boats are required to be registered in Maine: All motorboats of any size, including airmobiles and personal watercraft
What boats do not require registration in Maine?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Maine: • Documented vessels • Vessels registered in another state • Military or public watercraft • Government watercraft • Ship's lifeboat • Foreign documented vessels • Motorboats used exclusively for racing purposes
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Maine?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Maine
How much does it cost to register a boat in Maine?
To register a boat in Maine, the fees are as follows: • 0-10 Horsepower Motor - $31.00* with lake and river protection sticker • 0-10 Horsepower Motor - $16.00* without lake and river protection sticker • 11-50 Horsepower Motor - $36.00* with lake and river protection sticker • 11-50 Horsepower Motor - $21.00* without lake and river protection sticker • 51-115 Horsepower Motor - $42.00* with lake and river protection sticker • 51-115 Horsepower Motor - $27.00* without lake and river protection sticker • Over 116 Horsepower Motor - $50.00* with lake and river protection sticker • Over 116 Horsepower Motor - $35.00* without lake and river protection sticker • Personal Watercraft - $50.00* with lake and river protection sticker • Personal Watercraft - $35.00* without lake and river protection sticker • Duplicate Boat Registration - $1.00 agent fee • Duplicate Boat Registration & Sticker - $2.00 • Boat Temporary Transfer - $4.00 Agents may charge a fee of $1.00 for renewals and duplicates, and $2.00 for new registrations, rollovers, or transfers.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Maine?
A duplicate boat registration in Maine costs $1
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Maine?
A duplicate boat decal in Maine costs $2
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Maine?
Transfering a boat registration in Maine will cost you $2
Does Maine title boats?
Boats are not titled in Maine
Helpful Links for Maine:
Boating: Fishing & Boating: Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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