New Hampshire Boating Information
Registration Questions:(603) 271-2333
Boating Registration Website:
State Tax Department Website:
Registration Grace Period (Days):30 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:0%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:No
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:No
Boating Law Administrator(603) 293-2037
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:48'L x 8'6"W x 13'6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:N/A
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes (Only on specific roadways)
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance.
Oversize Permit Office:(603) 271-2691
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at

New Hampshire Boating Alerts:

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