How do I pay sales tax on my boat?
When purchased from a dealer, the dealer will normally collect sales tax on the boat and motor. Sales tax on the trailer will have to be paid at the time the boat trailer is licensed, and is collected by the Treasurer's Office. If the boat is purchased from an individual, or the dealer does not collect the sales tax, it may also be paid to the Treasurer's Office at the time the boat trailer is licensed. The Treasurer's Office will then issue a receipt showing sales tax has been paid.


Important: The Game & Fish Department requires proof that sales tax has been paid on a boat before they will issue a boat registration. Therefore, it is important to keep
any receipt that shows sales tax has been paid.


The sales tax rate on a boat is the same for other vehicles or trailers. View a listing of the sales tax rate.

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1. What's a sales or use tax?
2. When does sales tax have to be paid?
3. How much sales tax do I pay?
4. What if I purchase a vehicle out of state?
5. What does a sales tax calculation look like?
6. Where does the sales tax money go?
7. What if I won the vehicle or it was a gift?
8. What is exempt from sales tax?
9. How do I pay sales tax on my boat?