If a registration card becomes defaced, lost or destroyed, you may obtain a
duplicate registration card online. You will need to provide the last name as shown
on the registration, the boat registration number, and the last 4 characters of the hull ID.
You may also complete an Application for Watercraft Certificate
of Title and Certificate of Number form (PDF), which is available from most watercraft dealers,
the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Headquarters and Regional Offices (and this site),
and agents who sell hunting and fishing licenses.
You may also use this form to order extra registration cards should you want more than one.
Decals will be furnished with each 3-year registration and duplicate registration issued by
the DGIF. Decals indicate the month, year of expiration and the registration number assigned
to your watercraft, and must be displayed within 6 inches of the registration number on each
side of the watercraft for which they were issued. Only the current decal may be visible.
Expired decals must be removed.
Note: A fee of $9.00 is due upon successful completion of your request for a duplicate registration card.
The receipt from this transaction may be used as a temporary registration card until your card is received in the mail.
Online payments may be made with Visa
Customer Assistance: If you are unable to find the answers to your boat registration
questions on this site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Registration &
Titling Program at 1-877-898-BOAT (2628). For quicker assistance, please include your name and
watercraft registration number in your email.
SPECIAL NOTE: Add email@example.com to your Email Safe List to be sure emails are not blocked or filtered.
Notice: The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will never ask you to provide,
update or verify personal or account information (social security number, PIN, credit or debit
card numbers, etc.) through unsolicited e-mail.