Renew your boat registration

Important information

  • Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
  • Vehicle and vessel online services won’t be available December 7-12 while we update our system.
  • On December 12, 2016, we’ll begin using a new vehicle and vessel computer system.
  • In the days following the launch of our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times.

Learn more: DOL vehicle licensing system will be down on December 10 for system replacement (

How to renew

There are several ways to renew your boat registration:

  • Join or login to License eXpress.
    Securely renew and manage your vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, driver license and their addresses all in one place! Need to renew your boat? You can do that through License eXpress too!
    • Pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express debit or credit card (no gift cards).
    • To learn more, see What is License eXpress.
  • Renew online without using your License eXpress account.
    • Pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express debit or credit card (no gift cards).
  • Renew at a vehicle/boat licensing office
    • Pay with cash, check, or money order. Some debit/credit cards are accepted at most offices.
    • Be sure to bring:
      • The boat registration or registration number (WN#)
      • Proof that you’re the registered owner. For a list of exceptions, contact a vehicle/boat licensing office.
  • Renew by mail

You may also want to:

When to renew

You can renew 6 months before your decals expire. All boat decal/registrations expire June 30th.

Change of name or address

If you need to update the name or address for your boat, you must visit an office. For more information, see:

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