Welcome to the Boat Registration Renewal Online Service

This online service allows you to register your Boat (vessel) with the State of Maine. Following your transaction, you will receive a temporary registration form to print for immediate use. Your official registration and stickers will arrive at the shipping address specified within 30 days.

Boat registrations are valid from January 1 through December 31.

Starting on December 1st each year, boat registrations done through this service will be for the following calendar year.


Fees vary depending on the length, model year, use, and horsepower of the boat (vessel) being registered. This service allows you to pay both state registration fees and municipal excise tax fees in one transaction. Before submitting payment, you will have the opportunity to review all fees. This service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine. The total amount you pay includes funds to develop, maintain and enhance the State's official web portal,, and online services like this one.

Who can use this service?

The Boat Registration Renewal service is available to registrants who:

  • have previously registered their boat
  • live in or primarily dock their boat in a municipality that participates in this online service
  • and are required to pay excise tax

To find out if your town or city is part of the program, please view the list of participating municipalities.

Please note that boats registered by non-residents in Maine that are in Maine less than 75 days are not required to pay excise tax, and cannot use this application.

At this time, boats owned by businesses cannot be renewed online.

What you will need:

To complete the online transaction, please be sure you have the following items:

  • Registrant Information
  • Boat Information, including Serial Number or Registration Number
  • Credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa & Discover)
  • A printer, if you wish to print a copy of your temporary registration

Questions about this Service? Contact InforME at: (207) 621-2600 or Email:
Questions about licenses/permits you need? Contact IF&W at: (207) 287-8000 or Email: