A Certificate of Title is required for all motorboats in Nebraska, with the following exceptions:
- Any motorboat manufactured prior to November 1, 1972;
- Any motorboat owned by the United States or any agency or political subdivision;
- Any motorboat owned by the State of Nebraska or any agency or political subdivision;
No person shall sell a motorboat without delivering to the purchaser a properly assigned Certificate of Title or Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO).
Federal Law requires all boats manufactured after November 1, 1972 to display a 12 character Hull Identification Number (HIN). If a boat does not, the owner must fill out an Assigned ID Number Application. This application must be filed with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles prior to titling a boat.
To obtain a Certificate of Title the applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and submit a completed Application for Certificate of Title signed by all parties whose names are to appear on the title. In addition, a fee of $10.00 and proper evidence of ownership must accompany the Application for Title.
Nebraska motorboat registrations are issued for a three-year period. The motorboat must be registered in the boater's county of residence.
Questions regarding boating guidelines may be addressed to: www.ngpc.state.ne.us