Vessel Documentation

11/6/2014: Suspension of the issuance of Temporary Certificates of Documentation

As of November 7, 2014 the National Vessel Documentation Center, or NVDC, will suspend the issuance of Temporary Certificates of Documentation, or TCOD. The purpose of issuing TCODs was to allow recreational boat owners to legally operate their vessels during the peak summer boating season (late May through September) while the NVDC worked through their almost four month backlog.

Please note, applications that have been received by close of business November 7, 2014 will be reviewed and if the requirements are met, a TCOD issued.

View the notice for further details.

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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