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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. Additional boat registration and titling resources can be found by visiting our Registration page as shown in the above menu selections. Boat registration services, supplemental forms, and historical research data  are also available from our Services, Forms, and Database pages.

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Boat Registration Information
Boat Registration Statistics. There are approximately 194,801 boats registered in the State of Oklahoma. This accounts for 1.6% of all nationwide registrations.
Boat Registration Numbering The boat registration number prefix for Oklahoma is "OK". T
Boat Registration Requirements 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.
Boat Title Requirements Titling is required on all registered boats except those which are Coast Guard documented.
Conditional Boat Registrations Oklahoma does not have provisions for bonded boat titles or conditional boat registrations.
Possessory Boat Liens Oklahoma has defined procedures for registering a boat pursuant a mechanic's or possessory lien foreclosure.
Electronic Boat Titles Oklahoma does not have provisions for electronic or paperless boat titles.
Boat Registration Records Boat registration records in Oklahoma are administered by the Motor Vehicle Division. This agency does not facilitate online boat record searches for the general public. If you need a print-out, it will be necessary to submit record request form showing cause for needing the information. Boat registration records are maintained indefinitely by the State of Oklahoma.
Boat 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.
Boat Loan Perfection Non-documented boats - Lender is listed on title as legal owner.
Coast Guard documented boats - preferred vessel mortgage.
Boat Ownership Methods Designations such as "and", "or", "and/or", "joint tenants with right of survivorship", and "trust" are recognized.
Boat Hull Number Inspections The hull identification number must be verified by a law enforcement official on first time titling and registration and transfers.
Outboard Boat 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.

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