Boat Registration & Titling

Registering & Titling Your Watercraft

Renew Watercraft Registration Online

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about how to register and title your boat, this is the place to look.


Boat registration and titling forms are available online, available for you to download and print. Pre-printed forms are, of course, still available at the Department or by mail, at your request.

Still have questions?

If you are unable to find your boat registration and titling question answered anywhere on this site, please email or call 1-866-721-6911.

Motorboat Registration Fees

To meet the growing demand for quality recreational boating opportunities in Virginia, DGIF will increase motorboat registration fees beginning March 1, 2019. The fee increase, which is the first of its kind since 2001, will cost boaters on average less than $2 a year, and will be used to eliminate the $1.50 online registration surcharge, improve boating access across the state, and help to keep Virginia’s waterways safe.

Type of Transaction Three-Year Fee
Registration of boat less than 16 feet in length $27
Registration of boat 16 to less than 20 feet in length $31
Registration of boat 20 to less than 40 feet in length $37
Registration of boat 40 feet in length or longer $45
Livery of up to 10 boats $27
Livery of more than 10 boats $21
Duplicate certificate/decal (per duplicate) $9