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Tennessee Registration and Title FAQ and Documents

FAQ
Tennessee Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in Tennessee
How do you register a boat in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, you can register your boat at the County Clerk's Office
Where do you register your boat in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, you register your boat at the TN Wildlife Resources Agency
What boats are required to be registered in Tennessee?
The following boats are required to be registered in Tennessee: All mechanically powered vessels (including federally documented recreational vessels) and all sailboats
What boats do not require registration in Tennessee?
The following boats are not required to be registered in Tennessee: • Military • Fed State and Local Government • Rescue Squad • Ship's lifeboat
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in Tennessee?
USCG documented boats are required to be registered in Tennessee
How much does it cost to register a boat in Tennessee?
To register a boat in Tennessee, the fees are as follows: • 16 feet and under - 1 year: $13; 2 year: $24; 3 year: $35 • Over 16 feet to less than 26 feet - 1 year: $25; 2 year: $48; 3 year: $71 • 26 feet to less than 40 feet - 1 year: $38; 2 year: $72; 3 year: $107 • 40 feet or more - 1 year: $51; 2 year: $97; 3 year: $142 • Consignment (Manufacturers Only) Same fees as lengths and years above. • Dealer/Manufacturer Certificate - 1 year: $32; 2 year: $64; 3 year: $95 • Duplicate and Replacement Certificate - $6
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in Tennessee?
A duplicate boat registration in Tennessee costs $6
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in Tennessee?
A duplicate boat decal in Tennessee costs $6
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in Tennessee?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in Tennessee
Does Tennessee title boats?
Boats are not titled in Tennessee
Does Tennessee require boat inspections?
Tennessee does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in Tennessee?
The sales tax rate on boats in Tennessee is 7% plus local
Does Tennessee have an annual tax on boats?
Tennessee does not have an annual tax on boats.
Helpful Links for Tennessee:
Boating in Tennessee Tennessee Boating License | Apply & Renew | Go Outdoors Tennessee
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