Vermont Boating Information
Registration Questions:(802) 828-2000
Boating Registration Website:
State Tax Department Website:
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:6%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:No
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Notes:Local sales and use tax apply.
Boating Law Administrator(802) 878-7111 ext 2207
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:75'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes (If over 80" wide)
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:N/A
Two Trailers:Yes, only in certain areas
Wide Trailer Permit Office:(802) 826-2064
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at

Vermont Boating Alerts:

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