Mississippi 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 Mississippi. 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
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Boat Registration Website
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|Registration Overview||The State of Mississippi issues both registrations and titles for
boats. These are administered by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
which is located in Jackson. Titles are provided as an option for outboard motors. Registration
is required for boat trailers in Mississippi.
|Marking Requirements||Mississippi boat registration numbers begin with an "MI" 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 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||Registration is required on all motorized boats and sailboats in Mississippi. Coast Guard documented boats are exempt from registration. A list of other exemptions may be found on their website. Ownership transfers, abandonments, destructions, and thefts must be reported to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks within 15 days.|
|Ownership and Liens||Mississippi issues titles as an option on all registered boats
except for those which are Coast Guard Documented. However they are optional on
boats 24' or less in length. This state
does not have provisions for bonded boat titles or conditional
boat registrations where sufficient proof of ownership is not
otherwise available. In these cases, an award of ownership from
a court of proper jurisdiction will be required. .
|Title Searches||Boat title and registration records in Mississippi are maintained by the
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. This agency does not facilitate online
searches for the general public. However, record printouts may be obtained by
telephone or by submitting a boat record request form. It is also reported that DWFP
offices will provide telephone verifications on information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Request Form
National Vessel Documentation Center
Public Record Vendors
Business Entity Search
Vessel Documentation Companies
|Wiki Contributors||Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks|
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