Watercraft License & Registration

Watercraft License & Registration does not require an appointment and is walk-in only. 

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.