Vessel Documentation

6/2/2014: Temporary certificates of documentation for recreational vessels

Starting Monday 2 June 2014, the National Vessel Documentation Center will reinstitute the issuing of Temporary Certificates of Documentation for recreational vessels. Our goal is to issue TCODs to all our recreational customers who have an application pending as of 30 May 2014, as quickly as possible, but before 10 June, provided their applications, form CG-1258, are completely and accurately filled out; the owner(s) meet the citizenship requirements; there is title evidence; there is evidence of removal from foreign registry, if applicable; the application fee is paid; and the form is properly signed by the managing owner or managing owner’s rep.

TCODs will be sent directly to the managing owner’s mailing address as listed on the CG-1258. For applications received after 30 May, our intent is to issue a TCOD if it meets the above listed requirements, as quickly as possible.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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