Arizona boat registration summary is a free resource designed to inform the boating public about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of Arizona. The data is maintained as an open wiki forum where readers are encouraged to participate by sharing knowledge and experiences with this particular state. Simply click on the "Wiki-Share" link to contribute further details or suggest a revision.
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|Boat Registration Agency||State of Arizona
Game and Fish Department
Boat Registration Website
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|Registration Overview||Arizona is a registration only state and does not issue boat
titles. Registration of all non-exempt boats is administered by the Game and Fish
Department in Phoenix. Titling and registration is not available for outboard boat motors. Titles and
registrations are however required for boat trailers.
There are approximately 124,055 boats registered in the State of Arizona. This accounts for 1.0% of all nationwide registrations.
|Marking Requirements||Boat registration numbers in Arizona begin with an "AZ" designation
which is followed by four numbers and
then two letters. These must be displayed on all non-documented boats along with
registration sticker tabs.
|Registration Requirements||Unless otherwise exempted, Arizona
registration for all motorized boats. Non-motorized boats
Guard documented vessels are exempt from registration. Boats registered in another
state are allowed visitation privileges for 90 days. Arizona does not have bonding
provisions for registering a boat without sufficient proof of ownership. Procedures
are available however for registering abandoned boats in the possession of
a towing company. Boats abandoned on private property are
handled on a case-by-case basis.
|Ownership and Liens||Arizona does not issue boat titles therefore security interests in
non-documented boats are recorded through Uniform Commercial Code filings. Tax liens are sometimes flagged in the state's registration
database, recorded as Uniform Commercial Code filings, shown on state revenue records,
or filed with a county clerk's office. There are no provisions for recording mechanic's
liens or other non-secured claims against registered boats which are not documented.
|Boat Title Searches||Boat registration records in Arizona are administered
by The Game and Fish Department. This agency facilitates record lookups in their
online renewal system, but only if the boat registration number and certain personal
information of the primary owner or renewal number are known. They will also check
their database by telephone for a hull identification number or verify a
registration certificate if you have it in hand. Record print-outs are not otherwise available
from this state, even for an owner.
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