NOTICE: Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act Amendments Take Effect June 1
United States Coast Guard Changes
Due to USCG regulation changes, please refer to the updated lists below to correctly code your watercraft’s hull material, type, usage, propulsion, engine drive type and fuel.
- OPEN MOTORBOAT
- CABIN MOTORBOAT
- SAIL ONLY
- PONTOON BOAT
- PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
- PADDLE CRAFT
- AUXILARY SAIL
- INFLATABLE BOAT
- DEALER OR MANUFACTURER DEMONSTRATION
- RENT OR LEASE
- CHARTER FISHING
- OTHER COMMERCIAL OPERATION
- COMMERCAL FISHING
- COMMERCIAL PASSENGER CARRYING
- AIR THRUST
- WATER JET
Engine Drive Type
- POD DRIVE
- STERN DRIVE
If you have questions regarding your watercraft tax, contact the Dept. of Revenue 1-800-732-8866.
Please allow five weeks processing time before contacting our office regarding the status of your application
Registrations expire every 3 years on September 30th.
Copies of titles/registrations are not acceptable; the original must be sent.
Submittal of documentation does not guarantee an approved application. We review each application on a case by case basis.
Check here for returned (undeliverable) Watercraft Registration(s)
Please use Online Renewal if your boat is currently registered in your name
Please see our FAQ Information Page for additional questions.
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