Tennessee Boating Information
Registration Questions:(615) 781-6585
Boating Registration Website:https://www.tn.gov/twra/topic/boating-registration
State Tax Department Website:https://www.tn.gov/revenue
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:7%
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 also apply.
Boating Law Administrator(615) 781-6669
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:40' L x 8'6"W x 14'H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:65'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:1500 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:N/A
License Light:N/A
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Brakes:Yes
Two Trailers:No
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance.
Wide Trailer Permit Office:(615) 741-3821
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com