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Register a Boat in Arkansas
Once you purchase a boat, have your Arkansas boat registration, and know all of the Arkansas boating regulations, you can enjoy relaxing days afloat on one of the state’s over 2,000 freshwater lakes. Whether you want to fish for striped bass or just take a leisurely cruise with the family, it’s easier than you might think to register your boat and get started.
Register Your Boat
ARKANSAS BOATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Keep all of your boating memories safe and happy ones by learning all of the state boating laws before you plan your first trip. Boating laws and regulations cover important safety topics such as required emergency equipment, navigational markers.
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.
ARKANSAS BOAT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
- Boaters are responsible for paying boat registration fees, filing registration paperwork with the state, and obtaining valid registration decals before operating a motor vessel on public waterways.
- The amount of the registration fees will depend on the length of the boat being registered.
- All vessels used on public waterways with any kind of motor must be titled and registered.