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Registering a Boat or Utility Trailer

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How to Register a Dealer Purchased Boat or Utility Trailer:

  1. Documents Needed:
    1. Your bill of sale
    2. Blue title application (if over 3,000 lbs net weight and a model year 1995 or newer)
  2. If your municipality does not participate in our registration program, you will need to visit a BMV branch office with the documents listed above. Please contact your local municipal office to find out if they participate in our registration program.
  3. Pay the appropriate registration fee. Multiply fee by 2 for a two year registration.
  4. Vanity plates are available for boat or utility trailers for an additional annual fee of $25.00. Multiply the vanity fee by 2 for a two year registration. Vanity plates are not available for long term trailers. You may check the availability of a vanity plate online.

How to Register a Private Sale Purchased Boat or Utility Trailer:

  1. Documents Needed:
    1. Signed bill of sale.
    2. Title signed over to the new owner (if trailer is a model year 1995 or newer and over 3,000 lbs net weight).
  2. If your municipality does not participate in our registration program, you will need to visit a BMV branch office with the documents listed above. Please contact your local municipal office to find out if they participate in our registration program.
  3. Pay sales tax (5.5% of the purchase price).
  4. Pay the appropriate registration fee. Multiply fee by 2 for a two year registration.
  5. Vanity plates are available for boat or utility trailers for an additional annual fee of $25.00. Multiply the vanity fee by 2 for a two year registration. Vanity plates are not available for long term trailers. You may check the availability of a vanity plate online.

How to Renew a Boat or Utility Trailer Registration:

  1. If your municipality does not participate in our registration program, you will need to visit a BMV branch office. Please contact your local municipal office to find out if they participate in our registration program.
  2. Pay the appropriate registration fee. Multiply fee by 2 for a two year registration.
  3. Vanity plates are available for boat or utility trailers for an additional annual fee of $25.00. Multiply the vanity fee by 2 for a two year registration. Vanity plates are not available for long term trailers. You may check the availability of a vanity plate online.

You may contact the BMV Registration Section with questions or comments at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52149 or by Email: registrations@maine.gov