Minnesota Boating Information
Registration Questions:651-296-2316 or 1-800-285-2000
Boating Registration Website:http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/watercraft/index.html
State Tax Department Website:http://www.taxes.state.mn.us/
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:6.875%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Notes:Local sales and uise tax also apply.
Boating Law Administrator(651) 259-5626
Maximum Speed Limit:70 MPH
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:45'L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:60'
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:Yes (Over 6000 lbs.)
Two Trailers:Yes
Overdimension Permits:(651) 296-6000
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com