Alaska
Registration Questions:(907) 463-2297
Boating Registration Website:http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/reg/boat.htm
State Tax Department Website:http://www.revenue.state.ak.us/
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 Days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:0%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:No
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:No
Boat Titles Issued:No
State gas tax to boating programs:No

Refund for Highway/Road Fuel Taxes Paid on Marine Fuel:
There is a $0.05 tax on marine gasoline, and a $0.08 tax on highway gasoline. The $0.03 per-gallon difference can be refunded if one purchases highway fuel for use in a boat. All original purchase invoices must be attached to the refund claim.

For more information, call the motor fuel division office at (907)465-4661, or e-mail motorfuel@revenue.state.ak.us. To download the refund form directly, go to www.tax.alaska.gov/programs/programs/forms/index.aspx?60210 and then click on the "Claim Refund" form.

The State Legislature of Alaska will be in session January 15 - April 14. Keep and eye out for new local boating legislation at http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/laa/laa.php or if you have a boating related issue please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

Boating Law Administrator(907) 269-8705
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:N/A x 8'6" W x 15' H
unless otherwise posted
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:75'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:5000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Taillights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes (Over 80' Long)
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Reflectors:Yes
Flares:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Tiedowns:Yes
Two Trailers:No Commercial Only
Insurance:Yes. If vehicle insurance doesn't
cover the trailer, the trailer must
have it's own insurance.
Oversize Permit Office:(907) 365-1200
Website:http://dot.alaska.gov/mscve/index.cfm?go=mscve.permits
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

Alaska Boating News:

The State Legislature of Alaska will be in session January 15 - April 14. Keep and eye out for new local boating legislation at http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/laa/laa.php or if you have a boating related issue please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com