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Boating - Title and Register a Watercraft or Outboard Motor in SC


Fee Amount Type of Fee
$40.00 SC Boat Registration and Title - (Never been registered/titled before in SC / or previously documented)
$30.00 Renew Boat Registration - (Decal has expired or Renew Registration if it expires in the same calendar year)
$16.00 Transfer SC Boat Registration and Title (Only for boats that are registered/titled in South Carolina)
$10.00 Watercraft Title (unpowered vessels)
$10.00 Title - Sailboats without any propulsion/wind only
$40.00 SC Sailboats Registration and Title with propulsion: outboard, trolling motors, diesel engines, inboard
$10.00 New Motor Title (Never been titled before in SC or if the motor is titled in a titling state and is being transferred to SC or if the motor is not titled because it's coming from a non-titling state)
$10.00 Transfer SC Outboard Motor Title (Only Outboard Motors that are titled in South Carolina)
$5.00 Duplicate or Corrected Boat Title (Lost, adding a lien, name changes or address changes)
$5.00 Duplicate Registration Card (Lost, or need more than one)
$5.00 Duplicate Watercraft/Outboard Motor Decal
5% of purchase
or $500
Casual Excise Tax - The fee for casual excise tax 5% of the purchase price and has a maximum of $500 if the boat and motor are purchased from same owner. When a boat is purchased as one unit, the casual excise is 5% of the purchase and has a maximum of $500.
6% of purchase Casual Excise Tax - When an outboard motor is purchased as one unit, the casual excise is 6% of the purchase and has no maximum fee.

Late Fees