Outdoor recreation can play a vital role in protecting our natural resources. When you register your boat, you do your part in sustaining resources that promote safe and responsible use of our nation's waters. Your registration dollars also help pay for marinas, boat ramps, lake clean up and much more.

  • Boat Registration Information
  • All vessels, whether commercial or recreational, must be registered in Maryland if they are:
    • Equipped with any kind of primary or auxiliary mechanical propulsion; and
    • Used in Maryland most in a calendar year.
  • Registration can be presented in person or mailed to one of the Maryland DNR Service Centers.