Registering Boats, Snowmobiles and ATV’s

Residents of the Town of Westport Island may register their recreational vehicle at the Town Office during regular business hours.  For your convenience, renewals may also be done online at IFW ATV & Snowmobile Registration.

If a boat, snowmobile, or ATV is purchased from a private person, please bring an old registration if available. It contains all the information needed to do a new registration. If an old registration is not available, please provide the number affixed to the side of the vehicle and the serial numbers. A bill of sale is also required.

All fees are payable by cash or check. We do not accept credit or debit cards.

Boat Registrations

Boat Registrations are subject to several fees:

1)  Excise Tax - based on the length, age and horsepower of the boat.  All vessels 23’ and over, with or without motors, are subject to excise tax

2)  Registration Fee - (set by Inland Fisheries & Wildlife) based on the horsepower of your boat:
                                0 - 10 horsepower: $10
                              11 - 50 horsepower: $15
                            51 - 115 horsepower: $21
                     116 & higher horsepower: $29
                             Personal Watercraft: $29

3)  Milfoil Sticker $10 - required if the boat is used in fresh water

4)  Agent Fee -  $1 for renewals; $2 for new registration

What Will I Need to Register My Boat

For Renewals – Westport Island Residents
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Last year's registration is helpful
3)  Pay applicable fees

For Renewals - New Westport Island Residents
1)  In person at the Town office
2)  Last year’s registration is required
3)  Pay applicable fees

New Registrations - Maine Dealership Sale
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Bring your Sales Receipt (Bill of Sale)
3)  Proof of sales tax paid
4)  Pay applicable fees

New Registration - Out of State Dealership
1)  In Person at the Town Office
2)  Bring your Sales Receipt (Bill of Sale)
3)  Sales Tax will be due at 5.5% of the purchase price, if you did not pay it out of state.   Out-of-state residents who keep boats in Maine for 30+ days may be eligible for a Watercraft Sales Tax Exemption (sales tax based on 40% of original purchase price)
4)  Pay applicable fees

New Registration - Private/Casual Sale
1)  In Person at the Town Office
2)  Bring a Bill of Sale (required) including:  VIN #, Make, Model, Year, Purchase Price
3)  Sales Tax will be due at 5.5% of the purchase price.  Out-of-state residents who keep boats in Maine for 30+ days may be eligible for a Watercraft Sales Tax Exemption (sales tax based on 40% of original purchase price)
4)  Pay applicable fees

Documented Vessels
1)  In person at or by mail to the Town Office
2)  Excise tax is based on calendar year

What will I need to register my ATV or Snowmobile?

For Renewals – Westport Island Residents
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Last year's registration is helpful
3)  Cost is $34 each

For Renewals - New Westport Island Residents
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Last year’s registration is required
3)  Cost is $34 each

New Registrations - Maine Dealership Sale
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Bring your Sales Receipt (Bill of Sale)
3)  Proof of Sales Tax paid
4)  Cost is $35 each

New Registrations - Out of State Dealership
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Bring your Sales Receipt (Bill of Sale)
3)  Sales Tax will be due at 5.5% of the purchase price, if you did not pay it out of state
4)  Cost is $35 each

New Registrations – Private/Casual Sale
1)  In person at the Town Office
2)  Bring your Bill of Sale (required) including: VIN #, Make, Model, Year, Purchase Price
3)  Sales Tax will be due at 5.5% of the purchase price
4)  Cost is $35 each