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New Jersey Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

New Jersey Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in New Jersey
How do you register a boat in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, you can register your boat in person at a motor vehicle agency
Where do you register your boat in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, you register your boat at the Motor Vehicle Commission
What boats are required to be registered in New Jersey?
All boats unless specifically exempted are required to be registered in New Jersey
What boats do not require registration in New Jersey?
The following boats are not required to be registered in New Jersey: • Those not based in New Jersey or operating for less than 180 consecutive days. • Foreign vessels • U.S. public vessels • Ship's lifeboats • Non-motorized vessels used exclusively on small lakes and ponds on private property. • Racing vessels with New Jersey State Marine Police permit. • Non-motorized inflatable devices, surfboards, racing shells, dinghies, canoes and kayaks. • Non-motorized vessels less than 12 feet in length. • Tender/dinghy used solely for direct transportation between a vessel and shore.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in New Jersey?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in New Jersey
How much does it cost to register a boat in New Jersey?
To register a boat in New Jersey, the fees are as follows: • Less than 16 feet - $12.00 • 16 Feet but less than 26 feet - $28.00 • 26 feet but less than 40 feet - $52.00 • 40 feet but less than 65 feet - $80.00 • 65 feet or more - $250.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in New Jersey?
A duplicate boat registration in New Jersey costs $5
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in New Jersey?
A duplicate boat decal in New Jersey costs $5
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in New Jersey?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in New Jersey
Does New Jersey title boats?
Boats are titled in New Jersey
Where do you title your boat in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, boats are titled through the Motor Vehicle Office.
What boats are required to be titled in New Jersey?
All boats unless exempt are required to be titled in New Jersey
What boats do not require a title in New Jersey?
The following boats are not required to be titled in New Jersey: • Those not based in New Jersey or operating for less than 180 consecutive days. • Foreign vessels • U.S. public vessels • Ship's lifeboats • Non-motorized vessels used exclusively on small lakes and ponds on private property. • Racing vessels with New Jersey State Marine Police permit. • Non-motorized inflatable devices, surfboards, racing shells, dinghies, canoes and kayaks. • Non-motorized vessels less than 12 feet in length. • Tender/dinghy used solely for direct transportation between a vessel and shore.
How much does it cost to title a boat in New Jersey?
The following fees apply to boat titling in New Jersey: • $60 for the title fee • $85 for a financed boat title
Helpful Links for New Jersey:
The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey | Motorcycles, Bikes & Boats NJ MVC | How to get a Motorboat or Jet Ski License

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