NO, simply sign, date and return the Renewal of USCG Documentation Notice even if your address has changed. Please note the address change. You will receive a new certificate that shows your new address.
Additionally, vessel owners can update their Change of Address when renewing their Certificate of Documentation. The new address can be updated in the renewal application. That application can be found here. Per Cornell Law, “whenever the managing owner changes, the managing owner shall notify (the authorities) within 10 days.”
Requests for faxing of Certificates of Documentation, Letters of Deletion, Certificates of Ownership and recorded instruments such as Preferred Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Notices of Claim of Lien, and Satisfactions of Mortgage in combination to mailing will require an additional Certified Copy fee of $34.00 for each item.
Yes. A Certificate of Documentation may be endorsed for fishery, coastwise, registry, or recreation. Any documented vessel may be used for recreational purposes, regardless of its endorsement, but a vessel documented with a recreational endorsement only may not be used for any other purpose. Registry endorsements are generally used for foreign trade.
Yes, it does. According to the Michigan Department of State, “the U.S. Coast Guard Certification of Documentation (CG-1270) serves as proof of ownership. However, documented watercraft must obtain a Michigan watercraft registration at the regular fee.” That said, “the registration (MC) number does not have to be displayed on the vessel.”
Yes, it does. Any USCG documented vessels in the state of Oklahoma must be registered with the State. Always, the current registration has to be on the vessel and a current boat sticker must be displayed as well.
At our site, you can search the Coast Guard database of documented vessels. Simply type in a vessel’s Official Number or Hull Identification Number (HIN). This will reveal the vessel’s name/number/HIN/flag, as well as its tonnage information, service information, particulars/dimensions, and more (such as the status of its current Certificate of Documentation).
Typically, a boat Hull Identification Number is issued by the vessel’s manufacturer or importer. However, if your vessel is home-built, then they can be issued by your respective State Registrars/DMVs.