SC Title & Registration Requirements
S.C. Law prohibits the sale or purchase of watercraft without a valid title issued in the seller's name to assign over to the purchaser at the time of sale.
The following are required to have current title and registration:
- All motorized boats and watercraft; except *exempted vessels;
- All sailboats are required to be titled
- All outboard motors five (5) horsepower and greater are required to be titled since July 1, 1974.
*Exempted Vessels - documented vessels, windsurfers, watercraft (canoes, kayak, etc.) propelled only by human power with oars, paddles or similar devices.
Got a question? Contact the DNR Boating Section at 803-734-3447.