Main Menu
Newest Members
Brian Lee, t78240, wtf242, Jeremy Nowell, Bassar04
102382 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82250
hopalong 73519
Pilothawk 72923
JDavis7873® 67375
FattyMcButterpants 60428
John175 ® 59617
Tritonman 56546
Derek 56152
SkeeterRonnie 52408
LoneStarSon® 52012
Forum Stats
102382 Members
60 Forums
854093 Topics
11202628 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11005031 - 07/28/15 09:29 AM Boat registration help?
TysonS Offline

Registered: 08/20/14
Posts: 93
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Just bought a used boat from a private party. I have all the forms and paperwork for registration. I am having trouble finding a local tax office (I live in Frisco)that will process a boat registration and trailer? The number I call for the Denton location is a recording. Anyone dealt with this recently or know of a better option than going to Garland or Fort Worth TPWD office and then to tax office?

Thanks in advance.

#11005241 - 07/28/15 10:59 AM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
ddmm Offline

Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 315
Loc: Haslet, TX
Don't know of any other TPWD offices around the area. The trailer you will have to get registered at the tax office.
Make sure you have a bill of sale with you when registering the boat. And watch the gross weight of the trailer when
registering, try and keep it under 4500 lbs so you won't have to worry about the trailer inspection.

#11005246 - 07/28/15 11:01 AM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
BigRM Online   content

Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 282
Loc: Midlothian,TX
All boat registration has to go through the TPWD, trailer registration goes through local tax office
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

#11005289 - 07/28/15 11:17 AM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
Skip Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 5984
Loc: Hewitt,Texas
What BigRM said.

#11005329 - 07/28/15 11:33 AM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
Kevin R. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 735
Loc: Crossroads Texas
You can do the boat registration at the Gainsville tax office or at TP&W in Ft worth or Garland.

#11006015 - 07/28/15 04:08 PM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
361V Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 3977
Loc: somervell county
Actually odd that your local tax office will not handle it for you. The small local tax office here in Somervell County had all the paperwork and handled a boat purchase and a fourwheeler purchase just like they handle my automobile registrations. They had all the forms and took care of the title transfers.

#11006057 - 07/28/15 04:33 PM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 12704
Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
If your in frisco, you must go to either garland or FW to TPWD for boat and motor. Trailer at your tax office
I live with Fear everyday but sometimes she lets me go fishin

PB 65# Gravley

#11006097 - 07/28/15 04:59 PM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: 361V]
wgpj Offline

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 442
Loc: New Braunfels
Not all local tax offices can handle marine registration. They have to also be authorized by TP&W, or someone, to do so. I had to drive to another city to get mine done. Link to find ,location

Edited by wgpj (07/28/15 05:03 PM)

#11006220 - 07/28/15 06:04 PM Re: Boat registration help? [Re: TysonS]
Epic backlash Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
There is a TPWD in Haltom city off 121


© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide