What you need to get a boat registered depends on what type of boat it is. Generally you need proof of ownership, some detailed information on the boat, some detailed information on the owner, a drivers license, and the registration fee.
Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft: Boat registrations, laws, safety and education for Ohioans and visitors to Ohio. How to register a boat, where to boat, required paperwork, etc.
If you were born after 1981 and you operate a boat greater than 10 horsepower, Ohio law requires you to have boater education.
Take this Ohio state–approved official Online Boater Safety Education Course, print your temporary certificate, and be on the water in just a few hours.
Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation plus basic piloting in one comprehensive classroom course as part of the Power Squadron Boating Skills course.
Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry.