Baldwin County

Boat (including jet skis) Registration Requirements for new purchases:

  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 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. 
Boat (including jet skis) Registration Requirements for new residents:
     1. The previous registration and/or title.
     2. Owner must appear in person or provide a power of attorney to whoever is coming in.



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 TESTING FOR  BOATING ENDORSEMENTS ON DRIVER LICENSES.
For that information please visit: https://www.alea.gov/dps/marine-patrol

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