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
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.
approximately 199,337 boats registered in Oklahoma. This state
ranks 23rd among nationwide boat registrations.
Boat Registration Numbering
registration number prefix for Oklahoma is "OK". T
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.
required on all registered boats except those which are Coast
Oklahoma does not have provisions for bonded boat titles or
conditional boat registrations.
defined procedures for registering a boat pursuant a mechanic's
or possessory lien foreclosure. Detailed information on this
subject can be found in our
kit for this state.
not have provisions for electronic or paperless boat titles.
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
kit for this state.
||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.
such as "and", "or", "and/or", "joint tenants
with right of survivorship",
and "trust" are recognized.
identification number must be verified by a law enforcement
first time titling and registration.
and titling are required on all outboards in excess of 10
registration and titling are not required in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma must use an embossed or inked seal on all notarized
licensing is required for boat dealers.
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.