Department of Natural Resources - General Provisions - Registration certificate.

Published: 2017-01-01

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The owner of any watercraft required to be registered under the provisions of section 1547.54 of the Revised Code shall, prior to the operation of such watercraft, apply to the chief of the division of parks and watercraft or an authorized agent designated under the provisions of section 1546.03 of the Revised Code for a registration certificate for such watercraft.

Whenever the information contained on a registration certificate no longer accurately describes the owner or the watercraft, the registration certificate is void and the owner shall surrender the existing registration certificate to the chief or an authorized agent of the division, and upon payment of a three dollar writing fee, shall be issued a new registration certificate bearing the original registration number and expiration date with the correct information required by the provisions of this section. Anytime the propulsion of a watercraft is changed in such a way that the registration certificate no longer accurately describes the watercraft shall also be subject to the provisions of section 1501:47-1-06 of the Administrative Code. The owner of a watercraft required to apply for a new registration certificate under the provisions of this section shall not be charged more than one three dollar writing fee for each registration certificate issued.

The registration certificate shall include the following information:

(A) Number assigned to watercraft by the division of parks and watercraft or the United States coast guard.

(B) Expiration date of registration certificate.

(C) Date issued.

(D) Type of vessel (sail only, air boat, auxiliary sail, rowboat, paddlecraft, open motorboat, cabin motorboat, houseboat, inflatable boat, pontoon boat, personal watercraft, other).

(E) Name and address of owner(s).

(F) County of owners residence.

(G) Decal number.

(H) Water principally used.

(I) Make of vessel, year built.

(J) Manufacturer's hull identification number, if the vessel is required to have a hull identification number as prescribed by the regulations adopted by the United States coast guard.

(K) Length of vessel.

(L) Type of use (pleasure, rent, lease, commercial passenger carrying, commercial fishing, charter fishing, dealer or manufacturer demonstration, other commercial operation).

(M) Make of inboard motor(s), and horsepower rating(s).

(N) Hull material (wood, steel, aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, rubber / vinyl / canvas, other).

(O) Fee.

(P) Agent number.

(Q) Title number issued or title status if no number.

(R) Signature of owner(s).

(S) Name of agency.

(T) Date of birth of one owner.

(U) Type of propulsion (propeller, manual, sail, water jet, air thrust, other).

(V) Engine drive type (inboard, outboard, pod drive, sterndrive, or other)

(W) Fuel (gas, diesel, electric, other).

(X) Rights of survivorship (yes, no).

(Y) Driver's license number, or state issued identification card number, or U.S. citizen and immigration service document number, or certified court order number, or military identification number, or valid U.S. or Canadian passport number, or state issued learners permit number, or a unique identification number issued by the division of parks and watercraft.