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Boat registration St Croix

lescooper
March 12, 2017 11:37AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 78

I would appreciate information on registering a boat and trailer on St Croix.
This is a powered pleasure boat.
Does the title or bill of sale need to be notarized?

Re: Boat registration St Croix

lescooper
March 12, 2017 11:42AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 78

For clarification. I bought the boat in Florida and shipping with VI Cargo. The title is not in my name yet.

Re: Boat registration St Croix

Alana33
March 12, 2017 11:57AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Call DPNR.
St. Croix Office:
Department of Planning and Natural Resources
45 Estate Mars Hill
Frederiksted, VI 00840

Phone: (340) 773-1082

You'll need to have the title in your name to register.
Get more than one original title document.
Sometimes multiple government agencies require an original document.

Re: Boat registration St Croix

lescooper
March 12, 2017 12:21PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 78

How do I go about getting the title in my name before I can register? I have the title and a bill of sale signed by the seller and myself.
I live in Texas and bought the boat in Florida solely to ship to St Croix. Did not make sense to get a new title in the states before shipping?

Re: Boat registration St Croix

Alana33
March 12, 2017 12:58PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

No idea.
Ask DPNR.

Best have bill of sale notarized.

Re: Boat registration St Croix

vicanuck
March 13, 2017 08:16AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,095

I have only rarely seen a trailer with a valid license plate on St. Croix. I have never registered my boat trailer either.

Re: Boat registration St Croix

lescooper
March 13, 2017 11:22AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 78

I called DPNR this morning. Was told by I can register boat with signed title transfer and notarized bill of sale.
Also told that I can not get a new title in my name on St Croix. Said I must apply for new title in the state that I purchased the boat in. In my case Florida. This part is really confusing?

Re: Boat registration St Croix

Gator's Mom
March 13, 2017 11:54AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 701

Why wouldn't you title the boat in TX where you live?

Re: Boat registration St Croix

lescooper
March 13, 2017 12:12PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 78

Good question? But the lady at DPNR was specific in saying that I needed to title the boat in state I bought it. Agree that it doesn't make sense that it would matter which state.

I'll be on St Croix this Thursday to pick up boat from VI Cargo and then getting it registered. I will get clarification on this.

Re: Boat registration St Croix

vicanuck
March 13, 2017 02:16PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,095

I think what is meant is that you need to change the title over to you in Texas first, then change the title (now in your name) to the VI registration.

Re: Boat registration St Croix

lescooper
March 13, 2017 02:45PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 78

Just like the boat. I purchased a car in Florida and shipped it to St Croix. I was able to transfer the car title when I registered it at department of motor vehicles. Did not need to get title in my name in the states first.

Why would a boat be any different? Hopefully, I'll find out more when I go to DPNR to register the boat.

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