Online Watercraft Registration Renewal


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You may renew your watercraft registration online only if you have received a Watercraft Renewal Notice by mail with your online renewal PIN code. Please have your registration number, PIN, and credit card ready.

If a fee is due, online payments may be made with Visa Visa logo or MasterCard MasterCard logo only.

Please enter a valid PIN number.


Note: This service is unavailable every Wednesday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM for regular system maintenance.

Ownership Status Change (Section 6 on the Renewal Form)

To change the ownership status of a watercraft, you must manually complete Section 6 of the renewal form that was mailed to you and return it to:

Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Boat Section
4010 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 11528
Richmond, Virginia 23230-1528

Customer Assistance

If you are unable to find the answers to your boat registration questions on this site, please email us at, or call the Registration & Titling Program at 1-877-898-BOAT (2628). For quicker assistance, please include your name and watercraft registration number in your email.