Register a Boat in Colorado

Once you have purchased a boat, you will need to apply for your Colorado boat registration and learn CO boating regulations. Colorado has freshwater lakes and reservoirs that are suitable for boaters of every experience level; however, it is important to have a copy of your registration documents on hand and know the boating rules of the road before you go.

Get Registered

COLORADO BOATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
CO boating regulations and laws cover topics such as required safety equipment, personal floatation devices, aids to navigation, lights, and boat capacity. Know the federal boating laws in addition to state-specific laws and regulations. Boating laws and regulations are put into place to protect everyone who uses state waterways.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION
Your boat registration serves as documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of a vessel. There are registration fees that you will need to pay when you register your boat; however, these fees are used by the state to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.

COLORADO BOAT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • After studying the CO boating regulations and paying your Colorado boat registration fees, you can spend relaxing days afloat on the waters of Colorado.
  • Registration fees vary depending on the length of your boat, so be sure to submit the correct amount given the size of the vessel.
  • Any vessel with a motor or sail operated in Colorado on any public waters must be registered in the state.