- Domestic Vessels

11/21/2014: Electronic billing program for Certificate of Documentation renewals

The Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center announced that they will launch a program designed to enroll customers in an automated electronic billing program for Certificates of Documentation, or COD, renewals.

In the near future, customers enrolled in this program will receive an e-mail one month prior to expiration of their COD, instead of mailing the hard copy of the CG-1280. The e-mail notification will provide a direct link to an online payment system that will facilitate quick and easy payment options (via check, debit or credit card).

Customers interested in enrolling for this service can register by accessing the Renewal E-billing link on the NVDC website.

View the NVDC’s announcement for full details.

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