Boating Forms

# Abbreviated Name of Form Use Name on Form Forms Also Required
1 Application to Register & Title a Boat Application to register and title a new or used boat Application for Watercraft Certificate of Title and Number (Registration) None
2 Certification for Boat Not Previously Registered To inform Department why a used boat has no previously issued registration numbers Affidavit for Registering and Titling a Motorboat not Previously Registered and/or Titled Form 1
3 Transfer when Owner is Deceased To change ownership when one or more of the owners have died Affidavit for Authority to Transfer Registration/Title of a Watercraft when the Owner is Deceased Form 1
4 Transfer when Title or Bill of Sale Not Available To be used when new owner cannot obtain the title from the seller (for titled boats) Affidavit for Transfer of Certificate of Title/Certificate of Number (Registration) Form 1
5 Transfer by Operation of Law To be used when the new owner received ownership by some operation of law such as bankruptcy, execution sale, court order, etc. Affidavit for Transfer of Watercraft Title and Registration by Operation of Law Form 1
6 Transfer of Abandoned Boat To apply for ownership of a boat abandoned on your property for at least 60 days. Abandoned Boat Affidavit Form 1
7 Transfer of Boats Found Estray and Adrift To apply for ownership of boats that have washed up on your property or found adrift on the public waters Titling/Registration Watercraft for Estray and Adrift Property Form 1
8 Length Certification To report to the Department why the length of a used boat is different than the length on the existing registration Length Certification Affidavit Form 1
10 Change in Ownership or Registration Information To report to the Department when a boat is sold, abandoned, or destroyed, or when other information about the owner changes (address, military status, etc.) Notification of Change in Status of a Numbered Vessel None
11 Duplicate and Replacement Registration Card, Decals, or Title Application to obtain additional registration cards or replacement decals or title Application for Duplicate Certificate of Number, Decal, and/or Title None
12 Motor Change To report the change of a motor currently listed on the title (the new or old motor must be over 25 horsepower) Application for Change of Motor Original Title
13 Watercraft Sales Tax Payment For use by those wishing to pay the 2% watercraft sales and use tax on boats they will not register with the Department (usually boats to be documented with the U.S. Coast Guard Individual Watercraft Tax Worksheet None
14 State Assigned Hull Identification Number Application to have a 12-digit hull identification number assigned to home made boats, boats manufactured before October 1972, and for boats that have the issued hull identification number altered or destroyed Application for State Assigned Hull Identification Number None
15 Ownership of Watercraft To be used to learn the owner name and address for a registered boat Ownership of Watercraft None
16 Power of Attorney for Boat Registration and Titling To give someone else authority to sign for you on official boat documents Power of Attorney None
17 Boating Accident Report To be used when a boat is involved in a reportable accident Boating Accident Form None
18 Stolen Boat Report To notify the Department when a boat or a motor over 25 horsepower has been stolen Stolen Boat Report None
19 Notification of Recovery of a Stolen Boat or Motor To notify the Department that a boat or motor that had been previously reported as stolen has been recovered Notification of Recovery of Stolen Boat and Motor None
20 Supplemental and Transfers of Liens Used by the lienholder to add a lien to a boat or report that an existing lien was transferred to a new lienholder. Application for Supplemental Lien or Transfer of Lien None
21 Statement of Repossession For the lienholder to notify the Department of repossession Affidavit Covering Repossession of a Boat/Watercraft None
22 Court Ordered Liens To be used by government officials to report to the Department when a court ordered lien is placed on a boat Notice of Levy of Execution None
23 Mechanic's Liens For mechanics or shops to obtain authority to sell a boat when the owner does not pay for repairs Affidavit of Compliance for Enforcement of Liens on Vessels (Mechanic's Lien 2 sided) None
24 Storage Liens For storage facilities and marinas to obtain authority to sell a boat when the owner does not pay for storage Affidavit of Compliance for Enforcement of Virginia's Self-Service Storage Act None
25 Vessel Search for Captain's License To obtain information on all boats owned by an individual in support of their application for a U.S. Coast Guard captain license Application for a Name Search (Captain's License, etc.) None
26 Regulatory Waterway Marker Application and Information (i.e. No Wake, Danger, Swimming Area, etc.) To obtain authority to place various markers and buoys such as no wake, informational or warning markers, and restricted boat operation zones Application for Establishment of Regulatory Markers on Public Waters in Virginia None