Renew Your Watercraft Registration Online
The online watercraft registration system allows individuals to renew their registration and have immediate use of their watercraft.
Required information includes your Arizona boat number and one of the following:
-Date of birth of the primary (first) owner.
-The authorization number as listed on your renewal notice.
-Your password if one has been established.
- We are no longer accepting watercraft registration renewals by telephone
- Registration renewals are still accepted in person at any Arizona Game and Fish Department office or by mail
- For additional watercraft registration information, please call 602 942-3000.
One Year Watercraft Renewal Only
During this past legislative session there were several changes that involve recreational boating in Arizona. Beginning August 2012, a portion of the fees formerly assessed to non-residents for watercraft registration will be designated the Arizona Boating Safety Infrastructure Fee (NBSIF). Creating an “infrastructure fee” will not increase or affect the cost of registering a watercraft in Arizona. NBSIF fees will be used for boating safety, law enforcement, and emergency response.
They will also fund improvements to public launch ramps, public piers, restrooms, parking areas, picnic areas, campgrounds and other like facilities. Nonresident owners must display proof of payment of the NBSIF fee before placing the watercraft on Arizona waterways. Proof of payment is shown on the registration certificate and/or decal.
General Watercraft Registration Information
New or used watercraft registration requirements
- Arizona Boating Fees
- Arizona Boating Laws and Regulations
- Rules and Regulations - Many Arizonans spend time on our scenic lakes. But before you go make sure you are knowledgeable on the rules and regulations.
- Boater's Quiz - Are you sure you know about boating in Arizona? Take the boater's quiz to find out.
Watercraft Registration Application [PDF]
Application for watercraft certificate of number upon the ownership of a watercraft.
Watercraft Bill of Sale [PDF]
"Bill of sale" means a written agreement transferring ownership of a watercraft and listing the following: the name of the buyer and seller; the manufacturer of the watercraft sold, if known; the hull identification number, unless exempted by R12-4-505; the purchase price and sales tax paid, if any; and the signature of the seller.
Watercraft Letter of Gift [PDF]
Required form to transfer the watercraft registration upon gifting to another person.
Watercraft Lienholder Notification [PDF]
This form is required when the watercraft to be registered has a lien on it, such as a bank loan. The lien holder will and must be notified of the attempted watercraft registration.
Watercraft Application for Duplicate Certificate and/or Decal [PDF]
This form is required to report and request replacement for lost or damaged registration or decals issued to AZ or Hull Identification number.
Watercraft Sold Notice [PDF]
This sold notice may be used to inform the Department that your watercraft was sold. Per A.R.S. Title 5-321, the owner shall furnish to the department notice of the transfer of all or any part of the owner's interest in a motorized watercraft numbered in this state pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or of the destruction or abandonment of such watercraft within 15 days.
- Arizona Residency Requirements [PDF]
Boating Education Public Service Announcements
Contact us through the agency directory.