Vessel Documentation

11/4/2016: Suspension of e-billing/e-renewal program for Certificate of Documentation renewals

The Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) issued a notice announcing the temporary suspension of the automated e-billing/e-renewal program for Certificate of Documentation (COD) renewals issued by the NVDC. The program was designed to provide customers enrolled in the program automated e-mail notifications and direct links to online payment systems 60 days prior to expiration of CODs.

The Coast Guard will consider reconstituting this program when resources become available. NVDC will continue to issue and mail pre-printed CG-1280 Application for Renewal forms to customers approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date of the COD via United States Postal Service (USPS)

For information on options for renewing, please view the entire notice.

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