Boats and Vessels General Information
As an agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector is responsible for providing the necessary services and record keeping procedures used in processing vessel titles and registrations. All motorized vessels, commercial and private, must be registered, titled and issued a decal before they can be used on Florida public waters. The decal must be affixed to the port side of the vessel.
Vessel registrations expire at midnight of the owner's birthday. Registrations for vessels titled in a business name expire June 30th. Vessel registration fees are based on the length of the vessel. Renewal of vessel registrations can be processed in person at any Tax Collector location or online.