Boat Excise Information


Boat Excise Tax Abatement Instructions & Form

Boat-Vessels-Ships Form - Any person who owns such a vessel on July first shall annually, on or before August first, make a return on oath to the assessors of the city or town where such vessel is habitually moored or docked, or in the case of vessel which has no mooring or docking space, where said vessel is principally situated, setting forth the vessel’s registration or documentation number, if any and adequate description, as well as the owner’s estimate of the fair cash value of said vessel, and any engine or motor used to propel said vessel, as of the next preceding July first, and the place of habitual mooring, or docking or other principal location of said vessel. Chapter 60B, section 2, Clause (b).

Status Change Form 

Cancellation Form

Other Helpful Links

Town of Marshfield Harbormaster

United States Coast Guard - National Vessel Documentation Center

Massachusetts General Law Chapter 60B - Excise on Boats, Ships and Vessels

Massachesetts Environmental Police

Boat Registration FAQs