Register a recreational vehicle (snowmobile, boat, moped or ATV)
How do I register my recreational vehicle?
Recreational vehicles must be registered in New York State. There are some types of motorized devices that cannot be registered or operated here.
Before you purchase a vehicle, trailer, boat, snowmobile, or an ATV, make sure that you can receive proof of ownership. You’ll need it to register your vehicle or obtain a title certificate.
See the special instructions for how to register your recreational vehicle
- boats if
- the boat isn’t used for commercial purposes in New York State
- the boat will be used on public waterways in New York State for 90 or more consecutive days
Remember that if you use a trailer to transport your recreational vehicle, you must register the trailer too.