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The Pennsylvania Boat Registration Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to register a boat in the state. The bond is a financial guarantee that the boat owner will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and will pay all taxes and fees associated with the registration of the boat. The bond is a requirement for all who wish to become a boat registration agency.

The minimum bond amount for a Pennsylvania boat registration agency is $2,000. This bond guarantees that the agency will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and will pay all taxes and fees associated with the issuance of boat registrations. The bond amount may be increased based on the agency’s prior year sales.

Here is a summary of the bond requirements for Pennsylvania boat registration agencies:

  • Minimum bond amount: $2,000
  • Bond type: Surety bond
  • Bond purpose: To guarantee compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and to pay all taxes and fees associated with the issuance of boat registrations
  • Bond issuance: By a surety company licensed to operate in Pennsylvania
  • The cost of the bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150 to$250. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

If you are interested in becoming a Pennsylvania boat registration agency, you can contact the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for more information.

How do I get a Pennsylvania Boat Registration Bond?

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

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  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Pennsylvania Boat Registration Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

What is the purpose of a Pennsylvania Boat Registration Bond?

This is needed so that the agents are able to purchase an adequate supply of temporary registrations to meet local demand. The bond guarantees that the bondholder, or principal, will abide by all applicable laws to boat ownership and pay all taxes due. The bond amount starts at $2,000. The size of the bond can change depending on the prior year sales of the agency. Applicants must ensure that their surety bond is issued by a company that is licensed to operate in the state.

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How to Get Your Pennsylvania Boat Registration Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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