A boat's identification number can be checked by requesting a report at the Department of Motor Vehicle office where the boat was last owned. The hull identification number is a 12-character serial number usually located on the transom of the boat at the starboard side. It should be noted that the HIN is different from the State registration number often located on the bow of the boat.Continue Reading
The U.S. Coast Guard also maintains a comprehensive database of Manufacturer Identification Codes, the first three characters of the hull identification number, which can be used to check if the boat has been recalled for any damages. A HIN check provides a comprehensive report of the used boat's past, including the manufacturer, model year, records of insurance loss, accident records, environmental lien, safety issues and ownership changes. The contents of the report help a buyer make a well-informed decision before purchasing a pre-owned boat.
Boatfax also provides a detailed report on a vessel upon submission of a HIN history check request. The service is payable through credit card. Boat owners can request for a free Vessel Safety Check at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The examiner from the Coast Guard can perform the check wherever the boat is located or in a mutually arranged location.Learn more about DMV & Records
To search for Department of Motor Vehicle locations in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ website, NCDOT.gov, click on the Office Locations tab, enter a county, city or ZIP code. Click the magnifying glass icon to begin the search.Full Answer >
The procedure to replace a lost driver's permit typically includes the submission of a police report, documentation and forms to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. The exact requirements vary from state to state.Full Answer >
Previous vehicle ownership records are checked by looking at a vehicle history report using a car's vehicle identification number, explains the Department of Motor Vehicles. These reports are also call VIN checks and can be purchased at websites like Carfax and Check that VIN.Full Answer >
Georgia's Wildlife Division of its Department of Natural Resources provides a registration system for boats online, by phone or by mailing a vessel registration application. The process includes providing personal identification, supplying supporting documents and a hull identification number and paying registration fees.Full Answer >