Watercraft License & Registration

Required Information
To obtain a watercraft license and registration, the owner must provide:
  • His/her driver's license number, if applicable
  • Motor size
  • Watercraft length
  • Watercraft make
  • Watercraft serial number
  • Watercraft year
Transfer & License Information
To transfer a watercraft, the transfer must be executed on a Minnesota or foreign state title.

A watercraft license is valid for 3 years.

License Fees
Fees vary according to type, length and use of the watercraft.

Additional Information
For detailed information, download the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Minnesota Boating Guide.