Learn how to renew your boat decal, which serves as your boat's registration.
Before you get started
All boat decals (registrations) expire on June 30th of each year. You can renew up to six months early. Learn more about boat renewal requirements.
Make sure your name and address are up to date
If you need to update the address on your boat, you can do so online, in person, or by mail. To update the name for your boat, you must visit an office. For more information, see:
Other ways to renew your boat decal
In addition to renewing online by logging into or joining License eXpress, you can:
Renew at a vehicle/boat licensing office
Calculate your boat registration fees. You can pay with cash, check, or money order. Most offices accept major debit and credit cards. Contact a vehicle and boat licensing office if you are unsure what payment methods they accept.
Be sure to bring:
- The boat registration or registration number (WN#).
- Proof that you're the registered owner or proof that you are eligible to renew the decal.
Contact a vehicle and boat licensing office if you have any questions about what to bring with you.
Renew by mail
Pay with a check or money order.
If you get renewal reminders via email, you may print the reminder email and mail it to any vehicle and boat licensing office. Sign up for email renewal reminders.
Properly display your hull identification number
Federal and state laws as well as the U.S. Coast Guard have specific rules for how you must display your 12-character hull identification number (HIN). Learn more about Hull Identification Number (HIN) display standards.