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Mississippi Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

Mississippi Frequently Asked Questions

Mississippi Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Mississippi
How do you register a boat in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, you can register your boat online, mail and in person
Where do you register your boat in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, you register your boat at the MDWFP
What boats are required to be registered in Mississippi?
The following boats are required to be registered in Mississippi: Mississippi law requires all sailboats and every undocumented vessel equipped with propulsion machinery, using the territorial and navigable waters of the State of Mississippi to be registered and numbered for identification.
What boats do not require registration in Mississippi?
Non-motorized vessels (excluding sailboats) are not required to be registered in Mississippi
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Mississippi?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Mississippi
How much does it cost to register a boat in Mississippi?
To register a boat in Mississippi, the fees are as follows: a) Less than 16 feet $10.20; b) 16 feet but less than 26 feet $25.20; c) 26 feet but less than 40 feet $47.70; d) 40 feet and over $47.70; e) Dealer Number $40.20
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Mississippi?
A duplicate boat registration in Mississippi costs $7.70
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Mississippi?
A duplicate boat decal in Mississippi costs $7.70
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Mississippi?
Transfering a boat registration in Mississippi will cost you: • a) Less than 16 feet $10.20; • b) 16 feet but less than 26 feet $25.20; • c) 26 feet but less than 40 feet $47.70; • d) 40 feet and over $47.70; • e) Dealer Number $40.20
Does Mississippi title boats?
No (Optional)
Where do you title your boat in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, boats are titled through the MDWFP
What boats are required to be titled in Mississippi?
The following boats rules apply to boat titling in Mississippi: Boat and motor titling is an optional choice for lending institutions and boat owners. A boat must be registered prior to being titled. If the title is submitted, indicating a lien, the original title will be sent to the lending institution until the lien is satisfied. Once the lien is satisfied, the lien holder will provide the original title to the owner. When a titled boat is sold, the owner must provide the original title to the purchaser as a bill of sale in order for the boat to be eligible for transfer of ownership. Boat and Motor title applications may be obtained online, through a lending institution, or the MDWFP Boat Registration Department.
How much does it cost to title a boat in Mississippi?
It costs $12.70 to title a boat in Mississippi
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Mississippi?
A duplicate boat title in Mississippi costs $12.70
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Mississippi?
It will cost you $12.70 to transfer a boat title in Mississippi
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in Mississippi?
There is not cost to record a lien on a boat in Mississippi
Does Mississippi issue e-titles for boats?
Mississippi does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does Mississippi require boat inspections?
When registering a boat in Mississippi, if there are questions on the HIN or a broken chain of custody, the boat will require an inspection
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Mississippi?
The sales tax rate on boats in Mississippi is 7% based on new vessel purchase only
What is the sales tax cap for boats in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, the sales tax cap is 7%
Does Mississippi have an annual tax on boats?
Mississippi does not have an annual tax on boats.
Helpful Links for Mississippi:
MDWFP - Boating

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