West Virginia Boating Information
Registration Questions:(304) 558-5351
Boating Registration Website:https://www.wvdnr.gov/lenforce/classification.shtm
State Tax Department Website:http://tax.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:6%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For
Documented Vessel:
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Boating Law Administrator(304) 558-2784
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' On Interstates,
55' Secondary/County Roads
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
Reflectors:Yes (If over 80" wide)
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Two Trailers:No
Wide Trailer Permit Office:(304) 558-0384
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com