Boating - Fees

Fee Amount Type of Fee
$40.00 SC Boat Registration and Title - (Never been registered/titled before in SC / or previously documented)
$30.00 Renew Boat Registration - (Decal has expired or Renew Registration if it expires in the same calendar year)
$16.00 Transfer SC Boat Registration and Title (Only for boats that are registered/titled in South Carolina)
$10.00 Watercraft Title (unpowered vessels)
$10.00 Title - Sailboats without any propulsion/wind only
$40.00 SC Sailboats Registration and Title with propulsion: outboard, trolling motors, diesel engines, inboard
$10.00 New Motor Title (Never been titled before in SC or if the motor is titled in a titling state and is being transferred to SC or if the motor is not titled because it's coming from a non-titling state)
$10.00 Transfer SC Outboard Motor Title (Only Outboard Motors that are titled in South Carolina)
$5.00 Duplicate or Corrected Boat Title (Lost, adding a lien, name changes or address changes)
$5.00 Duplicate or Corrected Motor Title (Lost, adding a lien, name changes or address changes)
$5.00 Duplicate Registration Card (Lost, or need more than one)
$5.00 Duplicate Watercraft/Outboard Motor Decal
5% of purchase
or $300
Casual Excise Tax - The fee for casual excise tax 5% of the purchase price and has a maximum of $300 if the boat and motor are purchased from same owner. When a boat is purchased as one unit, the casual excise is 5% of the purchase and has a maximum of $300.
6% of purchase Casual Excise Tax - When an outboard motor is purchased as one unit, the casual excise is 6% of the purchase and has no maximum fee.
5% of purchase Use Tax - is required when a watercraft or outboard motor is purchased from an out of state dealer. If tax is paid to an out of state dealer, you must visit one of the Dept. of Revenue offices and have them calculate the amount owed based on the tax paid or tax already paid to dealer. (If you did not pay taxes out-of-state, then you submit 5% tax with the registration fee for boat and motor purchased together or 6% if outboard motor is purchased separately.)
6% of purchase Use Tax - is required when an outboard motor is purchased from an out of state dealer. If tax is paid to an out of state dealer, you must visit one of the Dept. of Revenue offices and have them calculate the amount owed based on the tax paid or tax already paid to dealer. (If you did not pay taxes out-of-state, then you submit 6% tax with the titling fee for the outboard motor if it is purchased separately and has no maximum fee.)

Late Fees