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Arizona Boat Registration Summary

          Arizona boat registration summary presents an overview of boat titling, registration, loan perfection, and operational requirements for the State of Arizona. Please visit our Services and Forms pages for a complete range of professional boat registration services, self service kits, and supplemental boat or trailer registration forms. Boat history, registration, and lien search resources are also available from our Database page.

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Arizona Boat Registration
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Boat Registration Statistics There are approximately 125,646 boats registered in the State of Arizona. This accounts for 1.0% of all nationwide registrations.
Boat Registration Numbering The boat registration number prefix for Arizona is "AZ".
Boat Registration Agency Arizona Game and Fish Department, Watercraft Division.
Boat Registration Requirements Arizona requires registration for all motorized boats. Non-motorized boats and Coast Guard documented vessels are exempt from registration.
Boat Title Requirements Arizona does not issue boat titles, this is a registration only state.
Conditional Boat Registrations Arizona does not have bonding provisions for registering a boat without sufficient proof of ownership. Such transactions are handled on a case-by-case basis by the Watercraft Division.
Abandoned Boats Arizona has provisions for registering abandoned boats in the possession of a towing company. Boats abandoned on private property are handled on a case-by-case basis.
State Tax Requirements Boats are exempt from use tax when purchased from an individual. Sales or use tax is due if purchased from a dealer or broker. These rules apply regardless of the state in which the vessel is purchased.
Boat Loan Perfection A security interest on a non-documented boat in Arizona is perfected with a UCC financing statement. If the vessel is Coast Guard documented, a preferred vessel mortgage must be recorded with the National Vessel Documentation Center.
Boat Residency Requirements Non-residents may apply for a registration if the boat is located within the State of Arizona.
Boat Registration Records Arizona boat registration records are maintained indefinitely.
Boat Co-owner designations. Co-owners are designated on Arizona boat registration certificates by one of the following:  "and" - "or" -  "and / or".
Boat Hull Inspection The boat must be inspected by an Arizona law enforcement official if there is a discrepancy in the hull identification number.
Boat Reporting Requirements You should file a report with the Arizona Fish and Game within 15 days of relinquishing ownership.
Outboard Boat Motors Arizona does not issue titles or registrations for outboard motors.
Boat Trailers Titles and registrations are required for boat trailers in Arizona.
Notary Regulations A notary seal is required on all documents acknowledged by an Arizona notary.
Boat Visitation Period Boats that are Coast Guard documented or registered in another state are allowed a visitation period of 90 days.
Boat Operator Licensing There are no boat operator licensing or  boater education requirements in Arizona.
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