Lousiana Boating Information
Registration Questions:(225) 765-2800
Boating Registration Website:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boat-registration-boat-and-motor-titles
State Tax Department Website:http://www.rev.state.la.us/
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:4%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Optional
Notes:Casual sales between individuals is exempt from the sales and use tax. Titles issued for outboard motors.
Boating Law Administrator(225) 765-2984
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:70'
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:Single Axle - No, Trailer Above 3000 lbs. - Yes
Two Trailers:Yes
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance
Oversize Permit Office:(800) 654-1433
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com