The Town of Madison serves as an agent for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) for the registration and re-registration of boats, snowmobiles, and all terrain vehicles (ATVs). This service is only available to Madison residents. You can find out more information on how to register your boat, snowmobile or ATV at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website.
Watercraft Excise Tax:
Most watercraft owners are required to pay an annual excise tax to the Town prior to registration or re-registration. After paying the excise tax (unless an excise tax is not required), the registration process may be completed with the Town or with IF&W. Watercraft registrations are for the period January 1 to December 31.
Snowmobile & ATV Excise Tax:
There is no excise tax on Snowmobiles or ATVs. Snowmobile and ATV re-registrations can be processed with either IF&W or the Town. Snowmobile and ATV registrations are for the period July 1 to June 30.