To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP has limited on-site staffing at 450 Columbus Blvd. While mail and phone calls will be processed as quickly as possible, we recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Boats and Boating

Boats must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Phone: (860) 263-5151

Boats must also be licensed by the Department of Energy and Envronmental Protection.

Phone: (860) 434-8638

Boat Owners Association of the United States

Phone: 703-823-9550
Fax: 703-461-2847 
National Marine Manufacturer's Association mediates complaints for boat owners.       

State Government Relations Manager 
National Marine Manufacturers Association 
444 N. Capitol St. #645 
Washington, DC 20001 
Phone: 202-737-9761 
Fax: 202-628-4716/6650 


The Department of Consumer Protection can serve as a mediator in disputes between boat owners and the marine industry. Please file a written complaint with the Department.