Utah Boating Information
Registration Questions:(801) 538-2628
Boating Registration Website:http://dmv.utah.gov/vehicles/boats-watercraft
State Tax Department Website:http://tax.utah.gov/
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:4.7%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes

Mandatory liability insurance for all motorboats and personal watercraft however motorboats equipped with engines less than 50 horsepower and all airboats are exempt from this requirement. For more information visit Utah's boat registration page and click on the insurance tab. Visit the BoatU.S. Marine Insurance page for coverage information.

Titles issued for outboard motors.

Boating Law Administrator(801) 440-5106
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:40'L x 8'6"W x 14'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:No
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Flares:Triangles are required
Breakaway Breaks:Yes (Over 3000 lbs.)
Two Trailers:Yes, not to exceed 65'
Insurance:Not required specifically for the trailer, may fall under the vehicle insurance.
Oversize Permit Office:(801) 965-4892
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com