Wisconsin Boating Information
Registration Questions:(608) 266-2141
Boating Registration Website:http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/registrationandtitling.html
State Tax Department Website:http://www.revenue.wi.gov/
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 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:Yes
Notes:Local Sales and Use Tax also apply.
Boating Law Administrator(608) 212-5385
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:65'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes (Greater than 80 inches wide)
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Flares:Yes, or triangles
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes, Recreation combos only, 64' max.
Insurance:Yes. Falls under rider of the vehicle.
Wide Trailer Permit:(608) 266-7320
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com