Lousiana Boating Information
Registration Questions:(225) 765-2898
Boating Registration Website:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/boat-title-and-registration
State Tax Department Website:http://www.rev.state.la.us/
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:4%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Notes:Casual sales between individuals is exempt from the sales and use tax. Titles issued for outboard motors.

There are no current local boating issues. Please check back periodically for updates or email us a story at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com.

Boating Law Administrator(225) 765-2984
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:53'L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:59.6'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Taillights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Reflectors:Yes
Flares:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:Single Axle - No, Trailer Above 3000 lbs. - Yes
Tiedowns:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance
Oversize Permit Office:(800) 654-1433
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

Louisiana Boating Alerts:

We do not have any current state alerts at this time. If you have a boating related issue please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com