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Texas registration for a kayak #14140549 09/25/21 02:08 PM
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Ok, has anyone been through the hurdles to get a pedal/paddle powered kayak registered to add a trolling motor? I bought it used and have a receipt/bill of sale from the original owner. I’ve been struggling through the myriad of forms on the Texas parks website. Can anyone provide a little stick and rudder for this effort?

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Re: Texas registration for a kayak [Re: Wylie Jeff] #14140814 09/25/21 06:44 PM
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Just did it - I'm travelling but I'll send you the necessary links tomorrow when I get home. Twpd provide a nice spreadsheet where you can identify exactly what you have to have. Biggest deal is you need to have MSO to title - if seller didn't give you one - you should contact manufacturer and they will usually issue you a replacement.

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Thanks Searsay. I registered on the Jackson website just for “chain of ownership” with the SN on the yak. No idea if original owner registered, but I have a start. Thanks!

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Apologies for delay on this - got attacked by work so just getting some spare time now.

TPWD boat forms page - https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/boating/boating-references-tools-forms

So to start registering your kayak - you can look at the following chart that TPWD provides to cover basically all scenarios - to see what paperwork you need to title/register (you have to be titled to be registered)

Registration & Titling - https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boa...and-or%20Registered%20Through%20TPWD.pdf

For your scenario (and mine) - it is a used kayak that has never been registered - so we need the following forms documents
1) Vessel/Boat Application (PWD 143)
2) Verification of Vessel Serial Number (PWD 504)
3) Bill of Sale. Basically page listing the price you paid for the kayak - for tax purposes. Ideally signed by you and the seller. Also helps to have a bank/app transaction for evidence as well (zelle/vinmo)
4) Affidavit of Fact (why was this not registered prior) - its a kayak - prior owner chose not to put a motor on it... I plan to smile
5) MSO (manufactures statement of orgin) - request from prior owner OR reach out to manufacturer.

You will need to pay the following
1) title fee
2) registration fee
3) tax on sale

That should cover you for everything!

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Thanks a bunch Searsay!


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