Oklahoma Boat Registration Summary
Oklahoma boat registration summary presents an overview of boat titling, registration, loan perfection, and operational requirements for the State of Oklahoma. More detailed information, forms, guidelines, and other resources are obtainable by downloading a Boat Registration Kit for this state. You will also find an extensive listing of general purpose boat and trailer registration forms on our Forms page. Please visit our State page for additional articles and information about registering or titling boats, trailers, and outboard motors.
The information presented here is subject to change and should be
confirmed with the respective state agency.
|Boat Registration Statistics.||There are approximately 199,337 boats registered in Oklahoma. This state ranks 23rd among nationwide boat registrations.|
|Boat Registration Numbering||The boat registration number prefix for Oklahoma is "OK". T|
|Registration Agency||Oklahoma Tax Commission|
All boats, with a few exceptions, used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on the waters of this State, are required to be titled and registered annually. Coast Guard documented boats are also subject to Oklahoma boat registration. Registrations are renewed annually.
|Title Requirements||Titling is required on all registered boats except those which are Coast Guard documented.|
|Conditional Registrations||Oklahoma does not have provisions for bonded boat titles or conditional boat registrations.|
|Possessory Liens||Oklahoma has defined procedures for registering a boat pursuant a mechanic's or possessory lien foreclosure. Detailed information on this subject can be found in our boat registration kit for this state.|
|Electronic Titles||Oklahoma does not have provisions for electronic or paperless boat titles.|
|Registration Records||Boat registration records are maintained indefinitely by the State of Oklahoma. Detailed information on how to obtain verbal and written reports can be found in our boat registration kit for this state.|
|Sales Tax||Excise tax is assessed on transfers of ownership of boats and outboard motors and is based on the manufacturer's original retail selling price of the unit.|
Non-documented boats - Lender is listed on title as legal owner.
Coast Guard documented boats - preferred vessel mortgage.
|Ownership Designations||Designations such as "and", "or", "and/or", "joint tenants with right of survivorship", and "trust" are recognized.|
|Hull Inspection||The hull identification number must be verified by a law enforcement official on first time titling and registration.|
|Outboard motors||Registration and titling are required on all outboards in excess of 10 horsepower.|
|Boat Trailers||Boat trailer registration and titling are not required in Oklahoma.|
|Notary Regulations||Notaries in Oklahoma must use an embossed or inked seal on all notarized documents.|
|Dealer Licensing||State licensing is required for boat dealers.|
|Visitation Period||A boat or outboard motor currently registered in another state or country may visit Oklahoma for a maximum of sixty days in the course of one calendar year, before having to be titled and registered in Oklahoma.|