DMV: Registration of Personal Watercraft aka Jet Ski

Registration of Personal Watercraft aka Jet Ski
 

Personal Watercrafts aka Jet Skis are considered vessels in Connecticut and are required to be registered in the same manner as a boat.

 

Below listed are the documents required to register Personal Watercraft.  However, please be sure to read each scenario so that you will have all the proper documentation based upon where the Personal Watercraft was purchased. 

 

In order to register your Personal Watercraft, you may visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles Branch Office or mail your documentation to:

Department of Motor Vehicles 
Marine Vessel Section
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161 
                     


Personal Watercraft Purchased from a Dealer

  • A completed Application for Vessel Registration and Certificate of Number or Decal (form B-148) (Download, fill out online and print this form.)

  • A "paid in full" Bill of Sale from the dealer must be submitted showing the amount paid and amount of sales tax collected by the dealer.
    If purchased from an out-of-state dealer, a credit of the sales tax paid is allowed. However, the total sales tax must equal the 6% Connecticut Sales Tax and a receipt must be shown.
  • The required registration fee based upon the length of the Personal Watercraft.
Note:  Before you can operate a Personal Watercraft on Connecticut waters you must get a special Safe Boating Certificate from the Department of Environmental Protection.

Personal Watercraft Purchased from an Individual

  • A completed Application for Vessel Registration and Certificate of Number or Decal (form B-148) (Download, fill out online and print this form.)

    A Bill of Sale (form H-31) signed by the seller must be submitted showing amount paid.  At the time of registration a 6% Connecticut sales tax will be collected based on the purchase price.
    If the seller is not the last registered owner, an additional Bill of Sale (form H-31) must be submitted for each ownership transfer back to the last registered owner. 
     
  • The required registration fee based upon the length of the Personal Watercraft.
Note:  Before you can operate a Personal Watercraft on Connecticut waters you must get a special Safe Boating Certificate from the Department of Environmental Protection.

 





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