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Registering A New Boat In Illinois

Submittal of an application does not mean a guaranteed approval of an application. We review each transaction on a case by case basis.

NOTE: To apply for a Corrected Title, Corrected Registration, Title Search or Dealer/Manufacturer registration, please call 217/557-0180 or 800/382-1696 to request a paper application.

Brand New Watercraft – Class 1 (EXCEPT jet skis/PWCs) - purchased from an Illinois dealer or retailer

 

Brand New Watercraft – Class 1 (jet skis/PWCs), Class 2, 3, 4 - purchased from an Illinois dealer or retailer

 

New Watercraft – ALL Watercraft Class Types purchased from an OUT-OF-STATE DEALER/RETAILER

 

Used Watercraft - currently issued an out-of-state registration number - Class 1 (EXCEPT jet skis/PWCs) - acquired from an individual

 

Used Watercraft - currently issued an out-of-state registration number - Class 1 (jet skis/PWCs), Class 2, 3, 4 - acquired from an individual

  • Completed Watercraft Application – check NEW box
  • Original out-of-state title (if titling state) or registration card (if non-titling state)
  • Check or money order payable to IDNR (see fee chart)
  • RUT-75 tax form
  • Copies of Bill of Sale or Purchase Agreement
  • Check or money order payable to Dept of Revenue for tax amount due