Washington DC Boating Information
Registration Questions:(202) 727-4582
Boating Registration Website:https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/register-your-vessel-overs
State Tax Department Website:https://otr.cfo.dc.gov
Registration Grace Period (Days):50 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:5.75%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:No
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Boating Law Administrator(202) 727-4583
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:55'
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
Breakaway Breaks:Y es, over 3,000 lbs, 15 minutes upon breakaway
Two Trailers:No
Public Place Permit Office:(202) 442-4670
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com