Please contact the DEM directly at (401) 222-6647.
Who should I contact if I'm experiencing technical difficulties?
All technical difficulties may be directed to RI.gov help desk either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 401-831-8099.
What if my boat does not show up when I try to begin my online registration renewal?
Please contact the DEM directly.
Do I need to be a Rhode Island resident to register my boat in Rhode Island?
No. If the principal mooring area (more than ninety days per year) of your boat is in Rhode Island, it should be registered here.
May I register my new boat online?
No. You must register your boat in person at the Department of Environmental Management, Office of Licensing and Registration. For more information, please visit: http://www.state.ri.us/dem/programs/bpoladm/manserv/hfb/index.htm
How often do I need to renew my boat registrations?
Rhode Island registers boats on a biennial (2-year) basis with an option to register boats greater than thirty feet on an annual basis for one half the biennial fee. A registration year is March 1st through the last day of February of the following year.
How do I renew a boat registration belonging to a business or organization?
For businesses or organizations, please use the boat registration number, rather than the last name, to complete the renewal.
How do I renew my boat registration?
Renewals may be completed in person at the Department of Environmental Management, Office of Licensing and Registration; sent my mail; or completed online.
Will you sell my information to telemarketers?
No. We are just as concerned about ensuring your safety as you are. RI.gov will not trade, rent, or sell your personal or financial information.
How do I check my order status?
You may call the Department of Environmental Management, Office of Licensing and Registration, at: (401) 222-6647.