How Can I Obtain USCG COD Renewal?

Vessel owners can use this link to renew their Certificate of Documentation.

What you will need to renew their certificate of documentation

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Documentation Renewal

Documentation must be renewed annually. At our site, vessel owners with a “Recreational” endorsement have the option to renew their documentation for up to five years.


Renewing less than 60 days before the expiration date is recommended. Renewing more than 60 days prior to expiration will renew documentation but will do so with a new expiration and issuance date. This shortens the documentation’s period of validity.


Vessel owners can renew their documentation up to 30 days after the expiration date.

Reinstate Vessel

After that period, vessel owners cannot “renew” their documentation. However, they can reinstate it. Vessel owners can use this link to reinstate their  ship documentation.

This only pertains to Federal documentation through the United States Coast Guard. In regards to State registration, refer to the rules and the appropriate governing body in your state.