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  • Registration of a Boat, OHV or Snowmobile

    First Time Registration of a Boat, Off-Highway Vehicle or Snowmobile

    If you are registering a boat, OHV or snowmobile for the first time, check here for the documentation that you will need.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions About Motorboat Regulations

    Click here to review some of the common questions asked by our boat registration customers.

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  • Online Registration Renewal

    Online Registration Renewal for Motorboats, Recreation Vehicles and Snowmobiles

    Renew your boat, recreation vehicle or snowmobile registration online!

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  • Our Springfield Registration Office is Moving

    Springfield Registration Office Relocating

    Our Springfield Registration Office is Relocating Effective August 4th! 

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  • Registration Fee Increase Effective September 1, 2014

    Registration Fee Increase Effective September 1, 2014

    In accordance with state law, all registration office fees will have a 10% surcharge added to existing fees.

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Boat, Recreation Vehicle, and Snowmobile Registration Bureau

The Boat, Recreation Vehicle, and Snowmobile Registration Bureau is responsible for registering motorboats, snowmobiles, and recreation vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  We have five conveniently located registration offices to serve our customers throughout the state.

First Time Registration of a Boat, Off-Highway Vehicle or Snowmobile

If you are registering a boat, off-highway vehicle, or snowmobile for the first time, check here for the documentation that you need to bring to the Registration Office.

Online Registration System Problems

We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our Online registration system.  If you encounter a problem during the online registration process, please contact us for assistance--Phone 617-626-1610 (during normal business hours) or email .  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Online Registration Renewal

Renew your motorboat, snowmobile, or recreation vehicle registration online

Online System Maintenance Fee: Please note--there is a $3.00 system maintenance fee charged for all registration related transactions processed online.  If you wish to avoid paying this fee, you can mail or walk in your application and required documents to one of our registration offices for processing.  Please enclose, with your application, a check or money order, payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Please be aware--if you wish to renew or duplicate an existing motorboat, snowmobile, or recreation vehicle registration, you should already be on our customer list. Please follow the instructions for an Existing Customer once you enter the site. You will be asked to provide your customer ID or your last name, date-of-birth, and city/zip code.

Registration News and Updates

  • Effective September 1, 2014 and in accordance with state law, all registration office fees will have a 10% surcharge added to existing fees.  These fees go into a fund which directly supports law enforcement and administration for boating and off-highway vehicle activities and the protection of our natural resources.

  • We do not accept cash at our registration offices
    We will no longer accept cash in any of our five registration offices.
    Please bring either a personal check or money order to cover your transactions.
  • Pay your boat, off-highway vehicle or snowmobile sales tax online

    Click this link to visit the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and pay your boat, OHV or snowmobile sale tax online.

  • Massachusetts Title Law Summary
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police Marine Permit Application Request

    Request an application for a marine permit to hold a boating event.
    In accordance with chapter 90B section 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the director of the Massachusetts Environmental Police issues permits for boating events to promote public safety and to reduce interference with marine traffic.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorboat Registrations

Click here to review some of the common questions asked by our boat registration customers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Off-Highway Vehicles and Snowmobiles

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about Off-Highway Vehicles and Snowmobiles.