Louisiana 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 Louisiana. 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 Louisiana
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Boat Registration Web Site
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|Registration Overview||The State of Louisiana issues both registrations and titles for boats.
These are administered through the
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Baton Rouge. Outboard motors are titled in
Louisiana. Boat trailer registrations and titles are handled by the Division of
|Marking Requirements||Boat registration numbers in Louisiana begin with an "LA" 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. Coast Guard documented vessels may not
display the state registration numbers. However they must display the state
registration tabs, an owner designated vessel name, and a hailing port. An official
documentation number must also be affixed to a visible interior location in the hull
itself or an integral part of the hull.
|Registration Requirements||Boat registration in Louisiana is required on all motorized
boats including sailboats 12
feet or longer unless otherwise exempt. This includes non-motorized houseboats and
U.S. Coast Guard documented vessels. A visitation
period of 90 days is allowed for boats that are registered in another state,
Coast Guard documented, or registered in a foreign country. Visit their website for
|Ownership and Liens||Boat registration records in Louisiana are administered by the
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. This agency does not facilitate online
registration searches for the general public. However, they will check their records
by phone for a boat hull number and will verify a registration certificate if you
have a copy in hand. If you need a print-out, it will be necessary to mail or fax
the above Boat Record Request.
|Title Searches||Boat title and registration records in Louisiana are maintained by the
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. This agency does not facilitate online searches
for the general public due to strict privacy laws. However, record printouts may be
obtained by an owner or otherwise qualified party by submitting a boat record
request form. It is also reported that DWF
offices will provide telephone verifications on information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Request
UCC Information Request Form
Public Record Vendors
Business Entity Search
Vessel Documentation Companies
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