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Sales & Use Tax

Director Brandi B. Fontenot


Boat Registration

The information below is taken from the Louisiana Department of Revenue website and modified to include the Terrebonne Parish Sales Tax Department.

Louisiana Revised Statute 47:303(D) provides that the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries may not register or issue a certificate of registration on any new boat or vessel purchased in the state until satisfactory proof has been presented certifying that all state, municipal, school board, and parish sales taxes have been paid. The law also requires certification of sales tax payment for any boat or vessel brought into the state and, if the sales and use tax was not properly paid, the tax must be paid to Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) and the local sales tax collector and noted on the signed certificate.

If the new boat was purchased from a Louisiana dealer or builder, the appropriate state and local sales tax should have been paid to the dealer or builder. The invoice certifying the sales tax payment issued to the customer should be presented to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

A Boat Registration Tax Payment Certification, Form R-1331 rev 9-20, must be completed and signed by the purchaser. The local sales tax certification from the Terrebonne Parish Sales Tax Department can be obtained at the Government Tower, 8026 Main Street, Suite 601, Houma, LA 70360


Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Physical Address

  • Government Tower
  • 8026 Main Street, Suite 601
  • Houma, LA 70360

Mailing Address

  • P. O. Box 670
  • Houma, LA 70361
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