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Here are some additional facts about titling and registering your vessel.

  • All motorized vessels that are 16 feet long or longer and manufactured as a 2004 model year or newer also must be titled.
  • Registration is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • If you change your address or transfer ownership of your vessel, you must notify the DMV within 15 days of the change.
  • If a registered vessel is lost, stolen, or abandoned, the owner must report it to local authorities and to the DMV within 15 days.
  • If you lose or destroy your Certificate of Registration or a sticker, you must apply for a duplicate and submit a processing fee.
  • Larger recreational vessels owned by U.S. citizens may (at the option of the owner) be documented by the USCG. Call the USCG at 1-800-799-8362 for more information. Owners of documented vessels must apply for and display Vermont validation stickers.
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