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Dec 7, 2023 - Boat registration records in New Hampshire are maintained in a database administered by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Such data in is integrated within the vehicle system. Access to the database is made available for boat owners and certain qualified parties. This summary will provide some insights on how to lookup and request boat registration or historical records in the State of New Hampshire.

Online Access

New Hampshire DMV has no provisions for online access to its boat registration database. The same applies to boat renewals which must be implemented by other means.

Telephone Access

The New Hampshire DMV  may confirm the presence of a boat hull identification number in the database system and verify a registration or title certificate in hand by telephone. However, it will not likely provide other detailed information. DMV contact information is available in WikiLinks.

Boat Record Request Form

A records request form (WikiLinks) is available from the DMV which is available for owners, those released by the owner and other entitled parties (WikiTags). Although designed for vehicles, the request can also utilized for boats. Information as to where and how to submit the request is shown on the form.

Historical Records

Historical and archived boat registration or title records are available from New Hampshire with the records access information provided in this page. However, boat records are not maintained indefinitely.

Bulk Records

Boat registration records in New Hampshire may be available as bulk downloads to certain qualified entities. Contact the DMV (WikiLinks) for more information.

Nationwide System

The State of New Hampshire participates in 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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Dec 7, 2023 - Page revised.

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