Manufactured Prior to 1972
If the boat you purchased was manufactured prior to November of 1972, there is no Nebraska Title so you will need a "Bill-of-Sale" from the previous owner along with a copy of their registration to transfer ownership. The Bill-of-Sale must include the year, make, sale price, and (if available) the hull ID number of the boat. It will also need to be signed by the last registered owner of the boat.
Manufactured After 1972
Boats manufactured after 1972 are required to be titled in Nebraska as of 1997. If you purchase a boat that is newer than 1972, the previous owner is required to give you a properly re-assigned title to transfer ownership of the boat. You will also need a signed Bill-of-Sale from the owner that lists the year, make, and purchase price of the boat for sales tax purposes.
Title requirements vary from State to State on boats so if you purchase a boat from a state other than Nebraska, please contact our office to inquire as to what is needed to register it.
Please note the Nebraska Boat number that is displayed on the side of the boat when coming in to register for the first time. The original assigned Nebraska Boat number stays with the boat and will be reassigned to the new owner upon transfer of the registration.