Originally Posted by Cheechako
IF a boat is dry stored in FL, will the authorities want to tax the boat if it is from out of state? If so, do they aggressively pursue finding these boats?
"Florida recognizes valid registration
certificates and numbers issued to visiting boaters for a period of 90 days. An owner who intends to use his vessel in Florida
longer than 90 days must register it with a county tax collector. However, he may retain the out-of-state registration
number if he plans to return to his home state within a reasonable period of time." Official Website Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
I'll add however, when I used to store my boat in Florida
there were many, many boat owners from out of state who clearly were in violation of the above. I don't know if they ever search boat yards for violators or not. Perhaps someone else can shed more light on that.
Even though I don't live in Florida, I plan to register my new boat there and pay the tax.