Boating Registration & Licenses

We administer the state's boat registration program as well as the issuance of licenses for commercial and recreational fishing/shell fishing. This involves the licensing of approximately 32,000 boats yearly. The associated fees are processed and all necessary records kept for each individual registration.

Rhode Island Outdoors logo on a photo of boaters at Charlestown Breachway

Rhode Island boat registrations and renewals are moving to a new online system.

Please take a few minutes to create an account in our new system so you can save time when your renewal becomes due. Get started today!