UTAH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
UTAH STATE PARKS AND RECREATION (USPR)
The USPR is responsible for regulating the state boating laws in Utah.
REGISTRATION AND TITLE
Sailboats and any vessel equipped with a motor, whether gas or battery powered, must be registered and numbered, unless exempt as noted below. A person may not place, or give permission for the placement of, a motorboat or sailboat on any waters of this state or operate or give permission for the operation of a motorboat or sailboat on the waters of this state, unless the motorboat or sailboat is registered. The following are exempt from this requirement:
Vessels that have been properly registered in another state and owned by a resident of another state using Utah state waters for no more than 60 days.
Vessels owned by Utah residents but registered out-of-state must be registered in Utah if they are used on Utah waters.
U.S. Coast Guard documented vessels must register in Utah if they are used on Utah waters. This includes the proper display of both the Month of Expiration Decals and the Yearly Registration Decals.
The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue titles for boats manufactured in 1985 or after. The following are not required to be titled:
Boats that were built before 1985.
Boats with motors less than 25 horsepower.
All registered vessels must display Registration Decals.