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  2. Boating

Registering A New Boat In Illinois

Submittal of an application does not mean a guaranteed approval of an application. We review each transaction on a case by case basis.

 

Brand New Watercraft – Class 1 (EXCEPT jet skis/PWCs) - purchased from an Illinois dealer or retailer

  • Completed Watercraft Application – check the NEW box
  • Original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin
  • Check or money order payable to IDNR for registration fees (see fee chart)
  • No tax return required

 

Brand New Watercraft – Class 1 (jet skis/PWCs), Class 2, 3, 4 - purchased from an Illinois dealer or retailer

  • Completed Watercraft Application – check the NEW box
  • Original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin
  • Check or money order payable to IDNR for registration fees (see fee chart)
  • If purchased from a dealer submit a ST-556 tax form; if purchased from a retailer submit a RUT-25 tax form and bill of sale
  • Check or money order payable to Dept of Revenue for tax amount due

 

New Watercraft – ALL Watercraft Class Types purchased from an OUT-OF-STATE DEALER/RETAILER

  • Completed Watercraft Application– check the NEW box
  • Original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin
  • Check or money order payable to IDNR for registration fees (see fee chart)
  • RUT-25 tax form
  • Copy of Bill of Sale or Purchase Agreement
  • Check or money order payable to Dept of Revenue for tax amount due

 

Used Watercraft - currently issued an out-of-state registration number - Class 1 (EXCEPT jet skis/PWCs) - acquired from an individual

  • Completed Watercraft Application – check NEW box
  • Original out-of-state title (if titling state) or registration card (if non-titling state)
  • Check or money order payable to IDNR (see fee chart)
  • No tax return required

 

Used Watercraft - currently issued an out-of-state registration number - Class 1 (jet skis/PWCs), Class 2, 3, 4 - acquired from an individual

  • Completed Watercraft Application – check NEW box
  • Original out-of-state title (if titling state) or registration card (if non-titling state)
  • Check or money order payable to IDNR (see fee chart)
  • RUT-75 tax form
  • Copies of Bill of Sale or Purchase Agreement
  • Check or money order payable to Dept of Revenue for tax amount due