Boat Registration

Registration & Fees

If the proper paperwork is not provided, the PA Fish and Boat Commission will reject your application for a boat registration. Please note fees cover a 2-year registration period expiring March 31 of the second year. Listed below are some but not all of the points to review before applying at our office.
  • Money order or personal check payable to: PA Fish and Boat Commission
  • $2 cash or money order / personal check administrative fee to the Treasurer's Office
  • Boats used for pleasure are taxable. Proof showing 6% sales tax paid in advance are required
  • Transactions involving a previously titled boat require the seller's signature and old title notarized before your visit to the Treasurer's Office
  • If your boat sale involves a money transaction, a notarized bill of sale is required
  • Duplicate title, certificate of title, transfers, estate sales, upgrades, out-of-date registrations, etc., please contact our office for details
  • Launch Permits are now available at the Treasurer's Office. Cost: One year permit is $13.97 and expires December 31 of the year it's issued. Two year permit is $23.97 expires December 31 of the second year it's issued. Launch permits are also available through the Outdoor Shop
  • Registrations for boat trailers are not done in the Treasurer's Office

Unpowered boats
Powered boats Under 16 feet
Powered boats 16 feet to less than 20 feet
Powered boats 20 feet and over
Duplicate registration
Certificate of title
Recording security interest - listing of liens or liens on titles
Fee collected and retained by agent for issuing temporary registration