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Any boat that is motor-driven, partially or wholly; and used on public waterways.
What Not to Register
- Non-motorized canoes.
- Any boat registered in another state and not kept in New York for more than 90 consecutive days.
- Commercial boats with either U.S. or foreign documentation.
- Boats racing in competition.
Register in person at any Department of Motor (DMV) office with the following:
- Boat Registration/Title Application (Form MV-82B).
- Statement of Transaction (Form DTF-802).
- Proof of ownership listed in the boat registration requirements document. This is different from proof of ownership for motor vehicles.
- Proof of identity and date of birth.
- Cash, check, or credit card for the fee (see below).
Fees include the boat safety surcharge.
- Less than 16 feet: $26.25.
- 16 ft to 26 ft: $57.50
- 26 ft or longer: $93.75.
Registrations are valid for 3 years.
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Visit the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation page for information on age restrictions and required boating safety courses.Other Topics in This Section
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