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Minnesota Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Minnesota Frequently Asked Questions

Minnesota Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Minnesota
How do you register a boat in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, you can register your boat at the MN DNR License Center or MN Deputy Registrar offices - 170 offices around the state
Where do you register your boat in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, you register your boat at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
What boats are required to be registered in Minnesota?
The following boats are required to be registered in Minnesota: Any motorized watercraft and any watercraft greater than 10' in length
What boats do not require registration in Minnesota?
non-motorized watercraft 10' or less are not required to be registered in Minnesota
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Minnesota?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Minnesota
How much does it cost to register a boat in Minnesota?
To register a boat in Minnesota, the fees are as follows: • 14' or less $23.00 • 14' - 17' 11" $28.00 • 18' - $33.00 • 18' 1"- 19' 0" $35.00 • 19' 1" - 20' 0" $37.00 • 20' 1" - 21' 0' $39.00 • 21' 1" - 22' 0' $41.00 • 22' 1'- 23' 0"$43.00 • 23' 1" - 24' 0" $45.00 • 24' 1"- 25' 0"$47.00 • 25' 1" - 26' 0" $49.00 • 26' 1" - 27' 0" $51.00 • 27' 1" - 28' 0" $53.00 • 28' 1" - 29' 0" $55.00 • 29' 1" - 30' 0" $57.00 • 30' 1" - 31' 0" $59.00 • 31' 1" - 32' 0" $61.00 • 32' 1" - 33' 0" $63.00 • 33' 1" - 34' 0" $65.00 • 34' 1" - 35' 0" $67.00 • 35' 1" - 36' 0" $69.00 • 36' 1" - 37' 0" $71.00 • 37' 1' - 38' 0" $73.00 for each foot thereafter add $2.00 per foot
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Minnesota?
A duplicate boat registration in Minnesota costs $10.50
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Minnesota?
A duplicate boat decal in Minnesota costs $6.00
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Minnesota?
Transfering a boat registration in Minnesota will cost you $13.00
Does Minnesota title boats?
Boats are titled in Minnesota
Where do you title your boat in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, boats are titled through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
What boats are required to be titled in Minnesota?
Boats that are required to be titled in Minnesota include: Greater than 16' and 1980 or newer, as well as any boat with an issued title in another state. For other boats, titling is optional
What boats do not require a title in Minnesota?
The following boats are not required to be titled in Minnesota: canoe, kayaks, rowing shells, ships lifeboats, row boat with oar locks, documented vessels, waterfowl boats, wild rice boats
How much does it cost to title a boat in Minnesota?
The following fees apply to boat titling in Minnesota: • New title $22.00 • Corrected title $17.00 • Transfer title $17.00 • Add lienholder $17.00 • Duplicate title $11.00 • Lien Reassignment $8.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Minnesota?
A duplicate boat title in Minnesota costs $11.00
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Minnesota?
It will cost you $17 to transfer a boat title in Minnesota
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in Minnesota?
Recording a lien in Minnesota will cost you $17.00
Does Minnesota issue e-titles for boats?
Minnesota does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does Minnesota require boat inspections?
Minnesota does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Minnesota?
The sales tax rate on boats in Minnesota is 6.875%
What is the sales tax cap for boats in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, the sales tax cap is 6.875% but various local taxes may also apply depending on where boat was sold.
Helpful Links for Minnesota:
Watercraft licenses - registration procedures & fees | Minnesota DNR

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