301 KAR 6:010.
Vessel numbering and registration.
RELATES TO: KRS
235.040, 235.050, 235.100, 235.110, 235.120, 235.140, 235.150, 235.210
AUTHORITY: KRS 235.280, 235.320
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To prescribe a uniform numbering system, the uniform
placement of numbers and validation decals on vessels, and procedures to be
followed by agencies exempt from registration. This administrative regulation
contains the substance of 402 KAR 4:020, 4:030, and 4:035. The transfer of the
Division of Water Patrol to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
necessitates that existing administrative regulations be repealed by the
Department of Natural Resources and repromulgated by the Department of Fish and
Wildlife Resources. Changes in format and wording were made to reflect the
current requirements of KRS Chapter 13A.
Vessel Numbering. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the
identification numbers assigned to Kentucky registered motorboats shall consist
of three (3) letter and number groupings as follows:
(a) The first
grouping shall consist of the letters "KY".
(b) The second
grouping shall consist of not more than four (4) Arabic numbers.
(c) The third
grouping shall consist of not more than two (2) letters.
(d) The letters
"I", "O", and "Q" shall not be used.
(2) Boats having
valid federal documentation papers shall not be assigned or required to display
a Kentucky identification number.
not documented by the federal government and owned exclusively by agencies of a
state government shall display registration numbers as prescribed by KRS
government agencies shall apply to the Department of Transportation for
(b) Display of
validation decals or subsequent renewal of certification shall not be required.
(c) If an agency
transfers ownership of a motorboat to another agency of state government, the
agency receiving the motorboat shall apply to the Department of Transportation
for a new certificate number.
(d) If an agency
transfers ownership of a motorboat to other than an agency of state government:
1. The agency
shall surrender the registration number; and
2. The current
owner shall apply for a registration number pursuant to KRS 235.50.
Validation Decals. (1) Persons shall not operate motorboats without a
current-year validation sticker attached to the vessel within six (6) inches
aft of and in line with the registration number on both sides of the bow.
validation stickers shall be removed. (21 Ky.R. 3092; eff. 7-12-95.)