DEM Boat Registration Renewal

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Need to update the address on your boat registration?

You have two options:

  • Update your address while completing your boat registration renewal. Click the “begin” button at the bottom of the page.
  • If you are not renewing a boat at this time, use our address change service »


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. Registration fees are not pro-rated and are non-refundable.

Upon completion of your online renewal, you will be able to print a TEMPORARY registration. This temporary registration will allow you to use your vessel during the 2-week period while your registration is being processed and the decal mailed. Please carry your registration while the boat is in use.


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What you will need to complete your boat registration renewal:

  1. A credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) to pay for registration renewal fees.
  2. The boat owner's last name OR the zipcode on the boat registration.
  3. The date of birth of the boat owner
  4. Your boat registration number: This number can be found at the top of your boat registration certificate.
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