Utah 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 Utah. 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 Utah
Utah State Tax Commission
Division of Motor Vehicles
Boat Registration Website
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|Boat Registration Overview||Utah registers and titles all non-exempt boats operating within its
jurisdiction. These are administered by the Division of Motor Vehicles in Salt Lake
City. Outboard motors 1985 or newer with
25 or more horsepower are titled but registration certificates are not issued.
Titling and registration are required for boat trailers unless it is a single axle less than 750 lbs. unladed weight. They are optional for those weighing less.
|Marking Requirements||Utah boat registration numbers begin with a "UT" 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||Utah registers all bots powered by a motor or sail, unless otherwise
exempt. Coast Guard documented vessels are also subject to registration. A complete
list of exemptions and requirements may be found on the DMV website.
|Ownership and Liens||Utah issues titles on all registered boats except for those
which are Coast Guard documented. This state also has provisions for establishing boat titles without sufficient
evidence of ownership and a process for titling abandoned boats.
|Title Searches||Boat title and registration records in Utah are maintained by the
Division of Motor Vehicles. 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 DMV
offices will check for hull numbers by telephone or verify information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Request Form
UCC Online Search
Public Record Vendors
National Vessel Documentation Center
Vessel Documentation Companies
|Wiki Contributors||Utah Division of Motor Vehicles|
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