North Dakota Boating Information
Registration Questions:(701) 328-6300
Boating Registration Website:
State Tax Department Website:
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:5%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:no
Notes:Local sales and use tax apply
Boating Law Administrator(701) 328-6312
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:53'L x 8'6"W x 14'H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:75'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:All trailers traveling over 25 MPH must have brakes.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Brakes:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes, but middle trailer must have brakes
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance.
Oversize Permit Office:(701) 328-2455 OPT 1
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at