Ohio Boating Information
Registration Questions:(877) 426-2837
Boating Registration Website:http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/registration
State Tax Department Website:http://tax.ohio.gov/
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:5.75%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Notes:Titles issued for outboard motors.
Boating Law Administrator(614) 265-6474
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:40'L x 8'6"W x 13'6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:65'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:2000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Taillights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Reflectors:Yes
Flares:N/A
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Tiedowns:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes, if under 65' overall length
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance
Special Hauling Permit Section:(614) 351-2300
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com