​How to Renew your Maryland Vessel Registration

You will need both your Hull Identification Number (HIN) and Vessel Number to renew.

Click on the step-by-step instructions on how to complete your transaction for each method.

Online Vessel Registration Renewal

In Person (or via mail) at the department’s Regional Service Centers.

Motor Vehicle Administration kiosks

Upon completing the process using either online licensing and registration service (Compass), MVA eStore or MVA kiosk, the customer will receive a receipt that will serve as a 30-day temporary registration that should kept on the vessel. Original registration and decals will be mailed to the customer within 10 days.

Please Note: To be eligible to renew your vessel registration online or through the MVA Kiosk, your vessel record must meet the following criteria:

  • Be within the renewal time period
  • Has an active status 
  • Previously completed a transaction for same vessel within the last 2 years 
  • No restrictions noted on your vessel record, or customer record 
  • Customer record must be complete with valid mailing address 
  • Vessel record must be complete with all required information