​​Boat Registration and Operator License

Boat (including jet skis) Registration Requirements:

  1. Boat purchased from a dealer-A bill of sale from the dealer is required.  If two or more names are listed as buyers and the word "OR" is not printed on the bill of sale, both owners must be present or a power of attorney must be presented for the owners who are not present. Sales tax may be owed.
  2. Used boat purchased from individual - A completed bill of sale and the title or previous registration (in seller's name) is required.  If two or more names are listed as buyers and the word "OR" is not printed on the bill of sale, both owners must be present or a power of attorney must be presented for the owners who are not present. Sales tax may be owed. 
  3. New Resident: If you are moving here from another state and your boat is currently registered to you, in order to register your boat in Baldwin County, please come into on of our locations and provide your boat registration and/or title, along with your Baldwin County address. This same process applies for out of state residents who will be keeping their boats in Baldwin County full time. 
Please note:
Alabama does not issue titles on boats.

Boats newer than 1972  must have a 12 digit hull number.  If you need to have a state assigned hull number, please follow the instructions on this form.
Boats renew by 1st letter of last name.  Commercially registered boats are renewed in October. 
Boat registrations are not prorated.  
Boats are not required for inspection in order to register.

Registration Costs: (not including sales tax)
$20 (boats under 16ft)
$25 (boats 16ft - 25ft)
$75 (boats 26ft - 40ft)
$100 (boats 40ft and up)

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THIS DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HANDLE BOATING ENDORSEMENTS ON DRIVER LICENSES. For that information please visit:   https://www.alea.gov/dps/marine-patrol


Contact Us

Bay Minette Probate

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(not in courthouse)
220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251.937.0260
Fax: 251.937.0252

Fairhope - map
1100 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
Phone: 251.990.4645
Fax: 251.580.2594

Foley - map
201 East Section Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
Phone: 251.972.6845
Fax: 251.580.2588

Robertsdale - map
Central Annex
22251 Palmer Street
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Phone: 251.970.4098
Fax: 251.970.4097