How do I register my boat?

Renewing a Boat Registration?

Boat registrations can be renewed online. Click Here

New Boat Registration?

Boat, Recreation Vehicle &

Snowmobile Registration Bureau

251 Causeway St. Suite# 101

Boston, MA 02114

Boats 14 ft and Over – Documents Required

  • Bill of Sale – Name, address and signature of the seller must be on the bill of sale.  See note 1 below
  • Title from the seller signed over to the new buyer (If the boat is documented with the US Coast Guard, a Deletion Letter is required.  You can contact the Coast Guard at 1-800-799-8362)
  • If your boat is purchased brand new from a registered boat dealer, department store or internet sales, an original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin is required.
  • Proof of sales tax paid (Sales tax form Form ST-6 or Form ST-6E).  You can pay this 6.25% tax online at https://mtc.dor.state.ma.us/mtc/_/#2 and print out your receipt.
  • Pencil tracing of the hull ID number (serial number)  See note 2 below
  • Completed application – Registration and Titling Application
  • Required fees – check or money order only, no cash, debit or credit cards accepted. Checks are payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Boats Under 14 ft – Documents Required

  • Bill of Sale – Name, address and signature of the seller must be on the bill of sale. See note 1 below
  • Proof of sales tax paid (Sales tax form Form ST-6 or Form ST-6E).  You can pay this 6.25% tax online at https://mtc.dor.state.ma.us/mtc/_/#2 and print out your receipt.
  • Pencil tracing of  the hull ID number (serial number).  See note 2 below
  • If boat is purchased brand new, from a registered boat dealer, department store or internet sales, a copy of the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin is required.
  • Completed application – Registration and Titling Application
  • Required fees – check or money order only, no cash, debit or credit cards accepted. Checks are payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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