Without a doubt, one of the best things about San Diego is the ability to get on your boat and sail away to enjoy the ocean for a handful of hours.
Though registering a boat in San Diego may seem pretty straightforward, there are a few more things you need to consider.
If your boat isn’t in a marina, and you use a trailer to move it back and forth, the trailer counts as a separate vehicle and should be registered separately.
It’s important to follow this step, as even if you have a San Diego boat registration, you won’t be able to use it if the trailer isn’t registered as well.
If you purchased your boat from a private seller rather than a dealer, you’ll need a bill of sale from the original owner to demonstrate your ownership over the vessel.
If you don’t have a bill of sale, a statement of facts will suffice. You can acquire the proper paperwork with the DMV or with Payless Registration.
San Diego boat registrations can be done directly with the DMV via mail or in-person or from the comfort of Payless Registration offices.