Boat Registrations

All motorboats, of any size, must be registered annually with Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to be used on the state waters of Maine.

Boats can be registered at the town office or through the IFW portal. Registration fees and excise tax vary depending on the length, model year, use and horsepower. 

Owners of new boats need to bring in a sales receipt with the boat's serial number.

All inland waters boat registrations include a fee to counter the spread of milfoil, an invasive and dangerous freshwater weed. Non-Resident boat owners with out-of-state registrations must pay this fee to use Maine waters. 100 per cent of these funds go to the prevention and control of invasive plants and fish.

Registrations are valid from January 1 - December 31.