Boats & Vessels – General Information

As an agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector is responsible for providing the necessary service and record keeping procedures used in processing vessel(boat) titles and registrations. All motorized vessels, commercial and private, must be registered, titled and issued a decal before they can be used in Florida waters. The decal must be affixed to the port side of the boat.

Vessel registrations expire at midnight of the owners birthday. Registration for vessels titled in a business name expire June 30th.

Vessel registration fees are based on the length of the boat.

Renewal of vessel registrations can be processed in person at any location or by e-commerce or telephone.

When using e-commerce or telephone renewals, you must have your PIN number, located on your renewal card above the amount due then dial 1-866-467-3639 or on the net at These e-commerce and telephone transactions require a valid credit card. An additional fee will be charged for these services.