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New York Registration and Title FAQ and Documents

FAQ
New York Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in New York
How do you register a boat in New York?
In New York, you can register your boat in person at DMV office- there is one in each county.
Where do you register your boat in New York?
In New York, you register your boat at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
What boats are required to be registered in New York?
All motorboats are required to be registered in New York
What boats do not require registration in New York?
The following boats are not required to be registered in New York: 1) non-motorized; 2) a lifeboat; 3) registered in another state and not kept in New York for more than 90 consecutive days; 4) a commercial boat with either U.S. or foreign documentation; 5) a boat racing in competition.
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in New York?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in New York
How much does it cost to register a boat in New York?
To register a boat in New York, the fees are as follows: 1) Less than 16 feet - $26.25; 2) 16 feet but less than 26 feet - $57.50; 3) 26 feet or longer - $93.75
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in New York?
A duplicate boat registration in New York costs $2.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in New York?
A duplicate boat decal in New York costs $2
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in New York?
Transfering a boat registration in New York will cost you a prorated amount of original registration fee.
Does New York title boats?
Boats are titled in New York
Where do you title your boat in New York?
In New York, boats are titled through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
What boats are required to be titled in New York?
Boats that are required to be titled in New York include: All boats model year 1987 and newer, if they are at least 14 feet long and registered in New York State.
What boats do not require a title in New York?
Documented vessels as well as any vessel not specifically required to be titled are exempt from titling in New York
How much does it cost to title a boat in New York?
It costs $50 to title a boat in New York
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in New York?
A duplicate boat title in New York costs $20
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in New York?
It will cost you $50 to transfer a boat title in New York
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in New York?
Recording a lien in New York will cost you $5
Does New York issue e-titles for boats?
New York does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does New York require boat inspections?
New York does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in New York?
The sales tax rate on boats in New York varies by county, with the highest rate in NYC at 8.875%.
Does New York have an annual tax on boats?
New York does not have an annual tax on boats.
Helpful Links for New York:
New York DMV | Register a boat

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