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Montana Registration and Title FAQ and Documents

FAQ
Montana Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Montana
How do you register a boat in Montana?
In Montana, you can register your boat in person at the county treasurer's office. You also need validation stickers which can be provided at the county treasurer's office upon initial registration or at any Fish, Wildlife and Parks office or online after the initial registration.
Where do you register your boat in Montana?
In Montana, you register your boat at the County Treasurer's Office
What boats are required to be registered in Montana?
The following boats are required to be registered in Montana: Sailboats 12 feet long and longer and all motorboats and personal watercraft.
What boats do not require registration in Montana?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Montana: Non-motorized sailboats less than 12 feet long and manually propelled boats, regardless of length. Also exempt are a vessel's lifeboat and government-owned boats.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Montana?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in Montana
How much does it cost to register a boat in Montana?
To register a boat in Montana, the fees are as follows: 1) All Motorboats, Personal Watercraft, and Motorized Pontoons less than 16 feet in length, and Sailboats at least 12 feet in length but less than 16 feet in length = $65.50; 2) All Motorboats, Motorized Pontoons and Sailboats at least 16 feet in length but less than 19 feet in length, and Personal Watercraft 16 feet in length or longer = $125.50; 3) All Motorboats, Motorized Pontoons and Sailboats 19 feet in length and longer = $295.50.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Montana?
There is no fee for a duplicate boat registration in Montana
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Montana?
There is no fee for a duplicate boat decal in Montana
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Montana?
There is no fee to transfer a boat registration in Montana
Does Montana title boats?
Boats are titled in Montana
Where do you title your boat in Montana?
In Montana, boats are titled through the County Treasurer's Office
What boats are required to be titled in Montana?
Boats that are required to be titled in Montana include: Sailboats 12 feet long and longer and all motorboats and personal watercraft.
What boats do not require a title in Montana?
The following boats are not required to be titled in Montana: Non-motorized sailboats less than 12 feet long and manually propelled boats, regardless of length. Also exempt are a vessel's lifeboat and government-owned boats.
How much does it cost to title a boat in Montana?
It costs $10 to title a boat in Montana
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in Montana?
A duplicate boat title in Montana costs $10
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in Montana?
It will cost you $10 to transfer a boat title in Montana

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