What are the fees for PA boat registration? Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Boat Registration Fees

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission post the fees that are associated with registering one or more boats in the state.

Before boaters can operate their boats in Pennsylvania (PA), they must complete and file a vessel registration form with the Commission. Registrations are valid for two years; they expire on March 31 every two years. Boaters must pay the applicable boat registration fees before they receive a valid PA boat registration card.
Cost of the registration fees are as follows:

  • Initial vehicle registration fees for non-powered boats (i.e. small paddle boats): $18
  • Power boats (boats designed with an electric or diesel engine) that are fewer than 16 feet long: $26
  • Power boats that range from 16-20 feet in length: $39
  • Power boats that are longer than 20 feet: $52
  • Commercial watercraft that transports passengers (i.e. cruise line or tour boats): $50
  • Transferring a current registration to a different boat (i.e. when a boat operator purchases a new boat and wants to transfer the registration from an older boat to the new vessel): $5
  • Fee to process a registration renewal online through The Outdoor Shop: $2
  • Temporary PA boat registration obtained through a registered PA issuing agent: $2

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