Fees to register a boat in North Carolina go up today.
For boats under 26 feet long, registration fees for one year will be $30.00.
For boats over 26 feet, fees will be $50.00 a year.
The previous fees were a flat rate, regardless of boat size: $15.00 for one year and $40.00 for three.
The change had folks who needed to register a boat rush out to their local agents Monday.
Marine Fisheries in Morehead City had an increase in boaters coming in over the last couple weeks.
There were lines of people trying to get their paperwork done at the hardware store in Oriental in Pamlico County On Monday.