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Out of state boat purchase

cjaysanchez

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Considering buying a new boat in Louisiana from Yamaha dealership and I live in Texas. Does anybody know if the Louisiana dealership can title/register the boat in Texas or if that is something I need to do myself?

I certainly want to avoid doing it myself and could not find info online about this. I am asking the dealership this but would like to know your opinion if you have gone through this.
 

JonKTX

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I bought mine at a dealer in Oklahoma and I live in Texas. Paperwork was not a problem. The dealer did it all if I remember correct.
 

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Considering buying a new boat in Louisiana from Yamaha dealership and I live in Texas. Does anybody know if the Louisiana dealership can title/register the boat in Texas or if that is something I need to do myself?

I certainly want to avoid doing it myself and could not find info online about this. I am asking the dealership this but would like to know your opinion if you have gone through this.
@cjaysanchez .....I sold a 38 foot cruiser from Canada that went to Chicago. NO problems. State to State - a BREEZE! If you have found a boat you want DO IT!!!!! :cool:
 

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I bought in WI and they did my IL paperwork no problem. Usually if you are buying in a neighboring state the dealer will have the capacity to do that easily. You should have no problems.
 

CanTex

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Same situation as you - live in Texas and purchased in Oklahoma.
How it worked for me on a new boat purchase a few months back:
* Dealer out of state was unable to register the boat, they will provide a Certificate of Origin (CoO) for the boat and another for the trailer.
* You will register the boat and pay taxes in Texas at the TPWD ofice (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department), few simple forms. Tax rate is ~6.5% of boat purchase price. Documents needed are bill of sale and CoO. TPWD office will only accept check or cash. They will issue the boat title 2-3 weeks later.
* You will register the trailer at your county tax appraisers office - not the DMV. Similar process to above, need bill of sale and CoO, taxes are ~6.5% and title will be issued 2-3 weeks later.

Not a difficult process but a pain in the a$$ if not familiar. TPWD require an appointment due to Covid.
 

cjaysanchez

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LA state dealership confirmed they can do the registration in Tx, so will see if that is the case. If not, then I will need to do it. thank you CanTex for this summary of info needed. Great help.
 

Markk

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Same situation as you - live in Texas and purchased in Oklahoma.
How it worked for me on a new boat purchase a few months back:
* Dealer out of state was unable to register the boat, they will provide a Certificate of Origin (CoO) for the boat and another for the trailer.
* You will register the boat and pay taxes in Texas at the TPWD ofice (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department), few simple forms. Tax rate is ~6.5% of boat purchase price. Documents needed are bill of sale and CoO. TPWD office will only accept check or cash. They will issue the boat title 2-3 weeks later.
* You will register the trailer at your county tax appraisers office - not the DMV. Similar process to above, need bill of sale and CoO, taxes are ~6.5% and title will be issued 2-3 weeks later.

Not a difficult process but a pain in the a$$ if not familiar. TPWD require an appointment due to Covid.
Great description. I did same process. Bought in Oklahoma and brought the boat back home to the Great State of Texas.
A few notes to add from my experience.
- Oklahoma does not title trailers. Texas does. Took a short conversation with tax manager to sort that process out.
- Texas requires yearly inspection of trailers over a certain weight rating. Both my 24’ yammies exceeded that rating and had to be inspected at local service station before filing at county office.
- it seems I had to have multiple checks for TPWD office or county tax office. Don’t remember specifics but be ready with extra checks.
 

Markk

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Just looked at receipts....county office required separate payment for tax of trailer versus road tags for trailer.
 

Markk

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I’d recommend you download the TPWD forms before going to their office. Pretty sure you must have HIN(hull ID #) and VIN for both motors on that form.
 
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