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Oct 25, 2023 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF) maintains a searchable database for all boats registered within its jurisdiction. Search lookups and access to boat registration and title records are made available to owners and the general public. The following information will provide some insights on how to go about obtaining boat title and registration data in the State of Louisiana.

Online Access

Public access to online boat registration data is available from the Louisiana DWF website renewal portal (WikiTags). However, this will provide ownership information only and does not offer vessel specifications and other registration details. In order to search the database, you will need a state registration number and hull identification number. Do not continue beyond the first response page unless you intend to renew the registration.

Telephone Access

The Louisiana DWF may confirm the presence of a hull identification number in their system or verify a registration certificate in hand by telephone. However, it will not likely provide any further details. 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.

Outboard Motor Records

Outboard motor title information can be accessed in the same fashion as for boats, with the exception of online lookups.

Historical Records

Historical and archived boat registration records are available from the Louisiana DWF 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 the DWF in order to determine such limitations.

Bulk Records

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

Nationwide System

Louisiana 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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