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Register a Boat in Nebraska

Congratulations on the purchase of your new boat! Now it is time to get your Nebraska boat registration and learn the NE boating regulations. The registration process is easier than you might think. Before you know it, you will be able to take your friends and family out for a day of casting or cruising on the freshwater lakes of Nebraska -- you are one step closer to living a boating lifestyle.

Register Your Boat
Boat Registration


Keep the days you spend on the water safe and relaxing ones. Make sure that you know all of the NE boating regulations or boating laws that apply to you. One of the best ways to learn the Nebraska state boating laws is to sign up for a boating safety course either online or in a classroom setting. Boating safety courses will cover topics pertaining to navigation, personal floatation devices and required emergency equipment.


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.


  • When you turn in your boat registration application, you will have to pay a registration fee that is based on the length of your vessel.
  • Once your registration application is received, you will be provided a certificate of number that should be kept on board your boat at all times.
  • Any vessel powered by any type of mechanical device that is used or moored on Nebraska waterways, must be registered.