Registration laws for boats vary according to each state; Florida for example, requires a title for any boat longer than 16 feet in length, while Indiana does not require one for watercraft that cost less than $3,000. Not every state's DMV handles the registration process; it may be done by its tax commission, fishery or wildlife department.
To find out the exact rules regarding the registration of a watercraft, contact the local DMV for further instructions. Other title exceptions for boats include lifeboats and foreign watercraft.
Applications for boat registrations can be completed either in person, online or through the mail. Different states have different methods of receiving and sending the required paperwork.