In March, Governor Janet Mills directed Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso to allow boaters to operate without a current 2020 registration and Lake and River Protection sticker until April 30, 2020. Boat registrations normally expire at the end of each calendar year. This notice is a reminder to all towns that as of May 1st, 2020, all motorized watercraft on Maine waters must have a valid registration. In addition, all motorized watercraft on inland waters must display the lake and river protection sticker.
Please note that not all boaters can utilize this service, see below for more information:
- First time boat registrations cannot be completed online, they must be done at the town office so the town can collect sales, and excise tax. Registrants should call their town office to see if they are open, and possibly register their boat with the town office through the postal system.
- All boats purchased from dealers should have a temporary registration that is good for 20 days.
Click here to renew your boat registration online at the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website.