Missouri 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 Missouri. 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.
The information presented here is subject to change and should be
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|Boat Registration Agency||State of
Department of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Bureau
Boat Registration Website
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|Registration Overview||The State of Missouri issues both registrations and titles for
boats. These are administered by the Motor Vehicle Bureau in Jefferson City.
Outboard motors are titled and registered in Missouri. Titles and registrations are
required for boat trailers.
|Marking Requirements||Missouri boat registration numbers begin with an "MO" 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||Unless exempted, all motorized
boats and any sailboats longer than 12 feet must be
registered in Missouri. This includes Coast Guard documented vessels.
Exceptions are those propelled solely by paddle or oars,
sailboats or sailboards less than 12 feet in length, or
a ship's lifeboat used solely for lifesaving purposes.
|Ownership and Liens||Missouri issues titles on all registered boats except for those
which are Coast Guard Documented. The state does not have provisions for bonded titles or
conditional registrations where sufficient proof of ownership is
not otherwise available. In this case, an award of ownership
will be required from a court of proper jurisdiction. Missouri does have procedures
for titling abandoned boats.
Boat title and registration records in Missouri are maintained by the
Motor Vehicle Bureau. 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. Although
designed for vehicles, this form also applies to boats. It is also reported that MVB offices will provide telephone verifications
hull identification numbers or information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Security Request - Non Owner's
Record Request - Non-Owner's
Record Request - Owner's
Public Record Vendors
Business Entity Search
National Vessel Documentation Center
Vessel Documentation Companies
|Wiki Contributors||Missouri Motor Vehicle Bureau|
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