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Maryland Registration and Title FAQ and Documents

FAQ
Maryland Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Maryland
How do you register a boat in Maryland?
In Maryland, you can register your boat in person or by mail at any service center location. Boat dealers also complete paperwork for customers and then submit to assigned service center locations
Where do you register your boat in Maryland?
In Maryland, you register your boat at the DNR
What boats are required to be registered in Maryland?
Any vessel using power is required to be registered in Maryland
What boats do not require registration in Maryland?
Vessels that are manually powered are not required to be registered in Maryland
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Maryland?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in Maryland
How much does it cost to register a boat in Maryland?
To register a boat in Maryland, the fees are as follows: • $2 TITLE FEE • $24 REGISTRATION FEE • $10 DOCUMENTED DECAL (required of USCG documented vessels in lieu of the registration fee) • $15 SECURITY INTEREST FILING FEE (if a lien is to be recorded) Vessels 16 feet in length or less and/or propelled by a motor of 7.5 hp or less must display a 2-year registration decal but are exempt from the fee. The 2-year registration decal is valid for the calendar year in which it is issued and the subsequent year, expiring on December 31.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Maryland?
There is no fee for a duplicate boat registration in Maryland
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Maryland?
A duplicate boat decal in Maryland costs $1
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Maryland?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in Maryland
Does Maryland title boats?
Boats are titled in Maryland
Where do you title your boat in Maryland?
In Maryland, boats are titled through the DNR
What boats are required to be titled in Maryland?
All vessels that will require registration (power of any kind) are required to be titled in Maryland
What boats do not require a title in Maryland?
Vessels that are USCG Documented are not required to be titled in Maryland
How much does it cost to title a boat in Maryland?
It costs $2 to title a boat in Maryland
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Maryland?
A duplicate boat title in Maryland costs $2
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Maryland?
It will cost you 5% excise tax plus $2.00 title fee to transfer a title in Maryland
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in Maryland?
Recording a lien in Maryland will cost you $15
Does Maryland issue e-titles for boats?
Maryland does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does Maryland require boat inspections?
Maryland does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Maryland?
The sales tax rate on boats in Maryland is 5%
What is the sales tax cap for boats in Maryland?
In Maryland, the sales tax cap is $15,100
Does Maryland have an annual tax on boats?
Maryland does not have an annual tax on boats.
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