Boat Forms

Many of the forms are in the Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the files. Get free Adobe Reader. On fillable forms, use the "hand" tool to click in areas to fill.

All of the blank forms may be copied. However, when submitted, all completed information and signatures must be original. Complete form(s) in blue or black ink. Please be advised, at this time TPWD offices are unable to accept credit cards for all boat/outboard motor transactions.

Purchasing Used VesselsDO NOT purchase a used boat or outboard motor without receiving a title signed on the front and back along with a bill of sale from the person(s) listed on the title or from their legally documented representative. If a legal representative signs the title for the recorded owner(s), you must obtain a copy of the documentation authorizing them to act on behalf of the owner(s).

Fee Chart – Boat / Outboard Motor and Related Items

Fee Chart media download(PDF 22.7 KB)

This form contains an itemized listing of the fees required for all boat, outboard motor, and marine license transactions.


Basics to Boat Transactions

Basics to Boat Transactions

This training document provides the basic legal background information intended to aid TPWD staff or its Agent in understanding basic boat/outboard motor transactions.

This document contains the following:


Vessel/Boat Application: Title and Registration, Registration for USCG, or Sales Tax Only

PWD 143 media download(PDF 228.8 KB)

This form is used to:

Instructions for completing the application and schedule of fees are included with the form. Please see PWD 930 - Boat Sales Tax Computation Worksheet for additional assistance.


Vessel/Boat Records Maintenance

PWD 143M media download(PDF 203.9 KB)

This form is used to:

Instructions for completing the application and schedule of fees are included with the form.

Additional Tools:


Outboard Motor Application: Title or Sales Tax Only

PWD 144 media download(PDF 175.9 KB)

This form is used to:

Instructions for completing the application and schedule of fees are included with the form. Please see PWD 930 - Boat Sales Tax Computation Worksheet for additional assistance.


Outboard Motor Records Maintenance

PWD 144M media download(PDF 335.8 KB)

This form is used to:

Instructions for completing the application and schedule fees are included with the form.


Release of Lien for Vessel/Outboard Motor

PWD 231 media download(PDF 210.8 KB)


Affidavit of Statutory Lien Foreclosure Sale for Storage or Mechanic's Lien

PWD 309A

Affidavit Of Statutory Lien Foreclosure Sale By Self-Service Storage Facility

PWD 309B

Application for Dealer, Distributor or Manufacturer License

PWD 310 media download(PDF 283.5 KB)

The basic application form used for all Marine License activity including:


Application for Marine Licensee Temporary Use Validation Card and/or Decal Set

PWD 310A media download(PDF 259.5 KB)

This form is used to:


Affidavit for Repossessed Boat and/or Motor

PWD 312 media download(PDF 29.3 KB)


Affidavit of Facts

PWD 314 media download(PDF 242.5 KB)


Bonded Title Process (Instructions)

Statement of Fact for Boat and/or Outboard Motor Bonded Title Review

PWD 388 media download(0 B)


Request to Release a Lien, Add a New Lien, or Correct a Lien

PWD 403 media download(PDF 298.2 KB)

This form is used to make the following changes to lien holder information:


Verification of Vessel or Outboard Motor Serial Number

PWD 504 media download(PDF 241.8 KB)


Letter of Authorization

PWD 581 media download(PDF 333.9 KB)


Affidavit of Heirship for a Vessel/Boat and/or Outboard Motor

PWD 738 media download(PDF 253.3 KB)


Ownership/Lien Holder Information Printout or Ownership History Report

PWD 763 media download(PDF 263.5 KB)

This form is used to:

Additional Tools


Pawn Shop Affidavit

PWD 778 media download(PDF 310.4 KB)


Rights of Survivorship Ownership Agreement for a Vessel and/or Outboard Motor

PWD 790 media download(PDF 18 KB)


Boat Sales Tax Computation Worksheet (PWD 930)

Boat sales tax is in the stage of transition and the assessment period will soon be revised based upon a new ruling from the Comptroller of Public Accounts office.

PWD 930 - Boat Sales Tax, Penalty and Interest Calculator

Worksheet used in preparing forms PWD 143 media download(PDF 228.8 KB) and PWD 144 media download(PDF 175.9 KB). This form is used to:


Limited Power of Attorney for Vessels and/or Outboard Motors

PWD 1055 media download(PDF 231.7 KB)


Affidavit of Authority to Administer Trust

PWD 1056 media download(PDF 230.8 KB)


Void Request

PWD 1084 media download(PDF 107.7 KB)


Affidavit of Fee Exemption for Military Personnel

PWD 1175 media download(PDF 255.7 KB)


Marine Licensee Validation Card Usage Log

PWD 1178 media download(PDF 277.5 KB)

This form is used to:


Application for Party Boat Operator License

PWD 1207 media download(Word 115.5 KB)

This form is used to:

For additional information about this license: Party Boat Operator License Program.


Application for Annual Party Boat Inspection

PWD 1208 media download(PDF 243.8 KB)

This form is used to:

For additional information about this license: Party Boat Operator License Program.


Request to Skip Titling Requirement of Previous Owner(s)

PWD 1238 media download(PDF 262.5 KB)

This form should be completed by an applicant when this person has purchased or acquired a boat or outboard motor from a seller and the title is in the name of a prior owner (not the sellers' name). This form should only be submitted when the previous owner refuses to title the asset or when proof can be provided that the previous owner cannot be located. This form will not negate the tax liability owed by the previous, non-titled owners. Information provided will be followed up for non-payment of sales tax and boat titling fees. Incomplete information may result in denial of the application.

This form is subject to approval and should be submitted only when:

This form is used as a support document for applicable ownership transfers. Submit with appropriate application form(s):

PWD 143 media download(PDF 228.8 KB) and PWD 144 media download(PDF 175.9 KB)


Ownership Change Notification - Vessel/Boat or Outboard Motor

PWD 1340 media download(PDF 306.2 KB)


Abandoned Boat and/or Outboard Motor Request for Bonded Title Review

PWD 1344 media download(PDF 189.5 KB)


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