Nevada Boat Registration
Nevada Boat Registration History Report
Nevada boat registration FAQs are found below and can be downloaded as PDF. We have written this page to inform the boating
community about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of Nevada. We also cover the
titling fees if applicable.
We will cover information about the Boat Registration Agency in Nevada and if you are wondering about Registration and marking
requirements we have an overview of that as well. We also talk about Registration Requirements for boats in Nevada along with things
you need to know about boat Ownership and Liens so you can better perform Boat Title Searches or boat history lookups in NV.
Where are Nevada Boats Registered?
Remember, some states have titling for boats and others do not. Nevada issues both registrations and titles for all non-exempt boats
operating within its jurisdiction. These are administered by the NV STATE Department of Wildlife (NDOW) in Reno. This state does not
issue titles or registrations for outboard motors but note that Boat trailer registration and titling would be mandatory.
Did you know that 40,000 boats registered in the State of Nevada make up 0.3% of all
USA vessel registrations?
Nevada Recreational Vessel Registration Counts by year
Nevada Boat Registration Numbers
Nevada boat registration numbers begin with a “NV“. The NV designation is followed by four numbers and then two letters like in most
states. You will have to display these as shown above if your boat is non-documented at the USCG. Put the NV boat registration sticker
tab next to it. The state reg. number should not be confused with the 12 character Hull ID (HIN).
All boats manufactured after 1972 are required to have a 12 digit hull identification number affixed to the vessel by the manufacturer.
State assigned hull numbers prefixed with the letters “NVZ” are available for home made boats and those without factory designations.
Hull number inspections are not required in Nevada unle