Vessel Documentation

11/16/2017: Change of address requirement for Certificate of Documentation holders

The National Vessel Documentation Center issued a notice reminding managing owners of the requirement to submit a change of address to NVDC within 10 days, according to 46 CFR 67.113(e).

Notify NVDC of any change by using one of the following methods:

1. E-mail your request to: NVDCRENEWALS2@USCG.MIL
2. Fax your request to: (304) 271-2541
3. Annotate change of address on the CG-1280 Certificate of Documentation renewal notice (at the time of renewal) before returning it via fax or mail.

Include your Official Number, both the old and new address, and your name and phone number.

No third party requests for address changes can be acknowledged or honored.

To submit a question or comment, contact the NVDC at (800) 799-8362, (304) 271-2400, or send an e-mail to

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