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    Boat Registration and Licenses in Nevada

    Boat registration and titling is handled by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

    If you would like to get all the information you need about registering your boat, look no further. This page also covers the process of renewing your boat registration, applying for a duplicate boat registration card, and boater safety courses.

    What to Register

    In Nevada, you are required to register all motorboats (including jet skis).

    What Not to Register

    • Non-motorized sailboats.
    • Canoes.
    • Kayaks.
    • Any other non-motorized vessel.

    Exemptions

    • Any motorboat from another country temporarily using Nevada's waters.
    • A ship's lifeboat.
    • A public vessel of the U.S. government, a state or a political subdivision of a state.
    • Any boat already registered in another state.

    Boat Requirements and Procedures

    To register a new or previously untitled vessel in Nevada, you will need to first gather the following:

    1. Bill of sale as proof of ownership.
    2. Verification of sales tax paid, if applicable. (Casual sales between two individuals do not require sales tax.)
    3. Original Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO). If you don't have an MSO or if the hull identification number (HIN) isn't typed out, the NDOW must inspect your boat. (The Carson City NDOW office does not do inspections, but all other locations do.)
    4. Previous state's registration (if applicable).
    5. Social Security number.
    6. Applicable fees.

    Next, you must apply in person at your nearest NDOW office. Whether you need info on registering out-of-state untitled vessels and Nevada titled vessels, this agency will have the answers you need.

    Boat Registration Fees

    • Less than 13 ft:$20.
    • 13 ft to 18 ft:$25.
    • 18 ft to 22 ft:$40.
    • 22 ft to 26 ft: $55.
    • 26 ft to 31 ft: $75.
    • 31 ft and longer:$100.

    A Note About Sales Tax

    All boats sold by dealers require the payment of sales tax. Sales tax does not apply to sales in a private, casual sale. If you haven't paid the tax, contact one of the following offices for information on where to pay it:

    • Reno: (775) 687-9999.
    • Carson City: (775) 684-2135.
    • Las Vegas: (702) 486-2300.

    Boat Registration Renewal

    Online

    To renew your boat registration online, you'll need to use Nevada's online renewal system. Access via the code printed on your renewal notice, which will be mailed to you before December 31st.

    Renewing online will give you a temporary authorization number, which will allow you to legally operate your boat for 10 days from the renewal date.

    Renew in Person

    You can also renew your boat registration in person by visiting a NDOW office .

    Replace Lost Registration

    In order to apply for a duplicate copy of your boat registration in Nevada, you must apply in person at a NDOW office. There is no charge for a replacement.

    Boater License

    No license is required to operate a boat in Nevada. However, persons born after January 1st, 1983 must complete a boating education course to operate a motorboat of more than 15 horsepower on Nevada's interstate waters.

    Boater Safety Courses

    Nevada Boat Insurance

    While carrying an insurance policy on your boat is not a requirement, it's not a bad idea to make sure you're adequately covered. If you're ever involved in a mishap on public waters, having boat insurance could save you from a very expensive ordeal.

    To get more information about carrying a boat insurance policy, please visit our page about Boat Insurance in Nevada.

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