Renew Boat Registration

Apply for USCG Vessel Renewal below. This is referred to as “CG-1280.”

Remember: this documentation is only for documentation to be renewed. If it has been a year or less since you had your documentation renewed, then this can be the right form for you. However, if it has been more than a year since you renewed your documentation, then this is not the right form for you. Should that be the case, then you have to “Reinstate” your documentation. We make it possible to do that at our site, too. However, if it has not been more than thirty days since your registration deadline passed, then you can fill out the form below. This form is only for vessels that have been documented by the United States Coast Guard.

Has Something Changed?

As you go through the Coast Guard documentation renewal form, you may have noticed that you cannot complete the form. Should that be due to something of the items on your Certificate of Documentation having changed, reach out to us. The last thing you want is to fail to report any changes that may have occurred. That can lead to penalties or even removal of your vessel from documentation. Then, if you try to use the vessel, that can lead to further penalties. Don’t let that happen. If something has changed, let us know, and we’ll figure out a way to make it right.

What to Keep in Mind as you Fill Out This Coast Guard Documentation Renewal Form

We know how precious your time is. To that end, we have highlighted the parts that you absolutely have to fill out with a red asterisk. That way, you can skip ahead to what is most important. Moreover, as our site is fully mobile-optimized, you can complete this form from essentially anywhere. So long as you have an internet connection, you can complete this form on practically any device.

Renew Boat Registration in the Future

Renewing your registration every year can be a chore. To that end, we have made it possible to renew years in advance. Using our site, you can renew your documentation for two, three, four, and even five years in advance. Through this, you can give yourself one less thing to worry about. Should you have any further questions about this form or any others, our staff would be more than happy to answer them. We can even walk you through the form itself if you call (800) 535-8570.

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