In the case of a previously owned vessel, the applicant must present bills of sale, or other evidence showing transfer of the vessel from the person who last documented, titled, or registered the vessel, or to whom the vessel was transferred on a Builder’s Certification or Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin. If title was transferred by some means other than a bill of sale, contact one of our documentation processors at 1-800-535-8570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The name and hailing port of a recreational vessel must be marked together on some clearly visible exterior part of the hull. The vessel name of a commercial vessel must also be marked on the port and starboard bow and the vessel name and the hailing port must also be marked on the stern. All markings may be made by any means and materials that result in durable markings and must be at least four inches in height, made in clearly legible letters of the Latin alphabet or Arabic or Roman numerals. The hailing port must include both a place and a State, Territory, or possession of in the United States. The state may be abbreviated.
If you require assistance with your online application, you may contact a documentation processor to walk you through the process at 1-800-535-8570. For additional information or inquiries, email email@example.com
If there is an outstanding mortgage, the mortgagee (lender) should complete a Satisfaction of Mortgage. The vessel cannot be removed from documentation with an outstanding mortgage. You may complete a Satisfaction of Mortgage by navigation to the following link: Satisfaction/Release of Mortgage/Lien
Note that you now have the option to have your documentation renewed automatically for a period of up to 5 consecutive years. Selecting to pay for your Renewals in advance provides you with peace of mind and eliminates the stress of having to renew your documentation every year. If you require assistance or have any inquiries, you may contact a documentation processors at 1-800-535-8570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: renewing your current Certificate of Documentation (COD) before its expiration month, will produce the issuance of a new certificate of documentation with a 1 year validity, and in turn will cause the current certificate of documentation to become invalid (shortening it’s 1 year validity) as the newly issued certificate of documentation supersedes the current COD.
Failure to submit your Renewal of documentation before the expiration date will require for you to Reinstate your documentation. You may submit your Reinstatement application by navigating to the following link: Reinstatement
You may submit your Change of Address application by navigating to the following page: Change of Address
You may submit your Renewal application by navigating to the following link: Renewal