Boat Registration

Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
The Excise Department also serves as an agency for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. In this capacity we are able to register all-terrain vehicles, boats, and snowmobiles for residents of the Town of Bar Harbor.

New Boat Regulations
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife now requires residents and non-residents to purchase and display a Lake and River Protection sticker when they register their boat. The sticker fee of $10 to resident boaters and $20 to non-residents are to help defray the cost to preserve Maine's lakes, streams, and fresh waterways from the infestation of invasive aquatic plants or milfoil.

Maine is the only eastern state where Eurasian Milfoil has not been found. For more information contact Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at 207-287-8000,  or Maine Department of Environmental Protection at 800-452-1942

To renew registration any of the recreational vehicles listed above, you simply need to bring your registration for the previous year.

Online Registration
You can register a boat online with the State of Maine's website. For a new registration you will need:
  • Bill of sale or dealer's certificate
  • The serial or identification number
  • Year, make, model, and, if a boat, the horsepower of the motor
Boat registrations are valid for a calendar year, expiring December 31. All-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles expire June 30.

*Please note that no reminders of expiration are sent.