Watercraft Fees

A watercraft registration fee and a Lake and River Enhancement Fee (LARE) must be paid upon initial registration and each time a watercraft changes ownership. A Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fee and the LARE are charged for all subsequent renewals.

The LARE fee varies based on boat excise class:

Excise Class

LARE Fee

1

$5.00

2

$5.00

3

$10.00

4

$10.00

5

$10.00

6

$15.00

7

$20.00

8

$20.00

9

$25.00

10

$25.00

11

$25.00

12

$25.00

13

$25.00

14

$25.00