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West Virginia Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

West Virginia Frequently Asked Questions

West Virginia Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in West Virginia
How do you register a boat in West Virginia?
In West Virginia, you can register your boat in person
Where do you register your boat in West Virginia?
In West Virginia, you register your boat at the DMV
What boats are required to be registered in West Virginia?
All boats other than hand propelled are required to be registered in West Virginia
What boats do not require registration in West Virginia?
Hand propelled boats are not required to be registered in West Virginia
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in West Virginia?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in West Virginia
How much does it cost to register a boat in West Virginia?
To register a boat in West Virginia, the fees are based on when you register within a 3 year registration cycle: • Less Than 16 Feet​ - Full: ​$30.00; 2nd year:​ ​$20.00; 3rd year:​ $10.00​ • 16 Feet To 25 Feet - Full: ​$45.00; ​2nd year: ​$30.00; ​3rd year: ​$15.00 • 26 Feet To 39 Feet - Full: ​$60.00; 2nd year: ​​$40.00​; 3rd year: ​$20.00 • 40 Feet And Longer​ - Full: ​$75.00; ​2nd year: ​$50.00; ​3rd year: ​$25.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in West Virginia?
A duplicate boat registration in West Virginia costs $10
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in West Virginia?
A duplicate boat decal in West Virginia costs $10
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in West Virginia?
Transfering a boat registration in West Virginia will cost you $5.50
Does West Virginia title boats?
Boats are titled in West Virginia
Where do you title your boat in West Virginia?
In West Virginia, boats are titled through the DMV
What boats are required to be titled in West Virginia?
All motorboats must be titled in West Virginia
What boats do not require a title in West Virginia?
Anything other than motorboats are exempt from titling in West Virginia
How much does it cost to title a boat in West Virginia?
It costs $10 to title a boat in West Virginia
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in West Virginia?
A duplicate boat title in West Virginia costs $10
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in West Virginia?
It will cost you $5 to transfer a boat title in West Virginia
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in West Virginia?
Recording a lien in West Virginia will cost you $10
Does West Virginia issue e-titles for boats?
West Virginia does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does West Virginia require boat inspections?
West Virginia does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in West Virginia?
The sales tax rate on boats in West Virginia is 6%
Does West Virginia have an annual tax on boats?
West Virginia has an annual personal property tax on boats.
Helpful Links for West Virginia:
WV Division of Motor Vehicles

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