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Nov 10, 2023 - Boat registration records in Colorado are maintained in a database that is administered by the Parks and Wildlife department (CPW). Boat registration search lookups and record copies in are made available to owners and the general public. The following information will provide some insights on how to go about obtaining boat registration data in the State of Colorado.

Online Access

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department provides online access to boat registration records through its renewal portal (WikiLinks). However, individuals and businesses must first establish an online account (WikiLinks).

Telephone Access

The Colorado CPW may confirm the presence of a hull identification number in their system or verify a registration certificate in hand by telephone. However, it may not provide detailed information by phone. DWF contact information is available in WikiLinks.

Boat Record Request Form

As an alternative to online and telephone access, a requester may use the generic Boat Record Request Form (WikiLinks). This can be submitted by regular mail (see contact information in WikiTags).

Historical Records

Historical and archived boat registration records are available from the Colorado CPW in conjunction with the records access information provided in this page. Boat records are not maintained indefinitely in the database system, therefore, you will need to contact them in order to determine such limitations.

Bulk Records

Boat title and registration records in Colorado may be available as bulk downloads to certain qualified entities. Contact the CPW (WikiTags) for more information.

Nationwide System

Colorado subscribes to the Vessel Identification System (WikiTags) which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This is a nationwide database wherein most states contribute boat registration data in real-time. Access is only available, however, to law enforcement agencies and other governmental institutions. Anyone concerned about a boat that may have been stolen, abandoned, involved in an incident or is being utilized for illicit activities in state jurisdictional areas should contact a local enforcement agency or boat registration office.


The information provided herein has been obtained from various sources and is subject to change without notice. Any such concerns should be addressed with the respective government agency.

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