Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-02-01-.02 - ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF NUMBER

(1) All Certificates of number issued by the Wildlife Resources Agency shall be pocketsize, water resistant and available for examination on the vessel for which issued whenever the vessel is in use, and shall contain the following information:
(a) Name and address of owner, including zip code;
(b) Number issued to the vessel;
(c) Expiration date;
(d) Make and model of boat;
(e) Hull material: Authorized terms are "aluminum," "fiberglass," "plastic," "rubber/vinyl/canvas," "steel," "wood," or "other."
(f) Overall length of vessel (in feet and inches);
(g) Propulsion type: Authorized terms are "air thrust," "manual," "propeller," "sail," "water jet," or "other."
(h) Type of fuel: Authorized terms are "electric," "diesel," "gas," or "other."
(i) Primary operation: Authorized terms are "charter fishing," "commercial fishing," "commercial passenger carrying," "dealer or manufacturer demonstration," "other commercial operation," "pleasure," or "rent or lease."
(j) Engine drive type: Authorized terms are "inboard," "outboard," "pod drive," "sterndrive," or "other."
(k) Vessel type: Authorized terms are "air boat," "auxiliary sail," "cabin motorboat," "houseboat," "inflatable boat," "open motorboat," "paddlecraft," "personal watercraft," "pontoon boat," "rowboat," "sail only," or "other."
(l) State of principal operation;
(m) Manufacturer's hull identification number (if any);
(n) Model year of vessel.
(2) Certificates of Number issued to rental motorboats need not include the type of fuel or method propulsion if the motor is not rented as part of the boat, but shall be plainly marked with the word "Rental."
(3) The Certificate of Number for vessels less than 26' in length and leased or rented to another for the latter's non-commercial use of less than twenty-four (24) hours may be retained on shore by the vessel's owner or his representative at the place from which the vessel departs or returns to the possession of the owner or his representative; provided, however, the operator shall have with him a copy of the lease or rental agreement signed by the owner or his authorized representative and by the person leasing or renting the vessel that contains the vessel's number than appears on the Certificate of Number and the period of time for which the vessel is leased or rented.
(4) Certificates of Number issued for a dealers' or manufacturers' vessel shall, in lieu of the description of the vessel, be plainly marked with the words 'MANUFACTURER' or "DEALER' as appropriate.
(5) Certificates of Number issued are valid for a period of three (3) years from date of issuance unless sooner cancelled. Certain causes for cancellation of certificates and voiding of numbers are:
(a) Surrender of certificate for cancellation;
(b) Issuance of a new number for the same vessel;
(c) Issuance of a marine document by the U. S. Bureau of Customs for the same vessel;
(d) False or fraudulent certification in an application for number.
(6) When an owner of a vessel numbered by Tennessee changes his address from that shown on the Certificate of Number, he shall notify in writing the Executive Director, Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, Tennessee, of his new address within fifteen (15) days from such change.
(7) When a vessel numbered by Tennessee is lost, stolen and/or recovered, destroyed, abandoned or transferred to another person, the Certificate of Number issued for the vessel shall be surrendered together with written notification of the change in status of the vessel to the Executive Director, within fifteen (15) days from such event.
(8) The owner of a vessel must remove the number when the vessel is documented by the United States Coast Guard, the Certificate of Number becomes invalid, or the vessel is no longer principally used in Tennessee.
(9) The certificate of number is invalid if the person whose name appears on the certificate loses his interest by legal process.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-02-01-.02
Original rule filed May 8, 1975. Amendment filed March 2, 1978; effective April 1, 1978. Amendment filed April 3, 2008; effective June 17, 2008. Amendments filed March 31, 2017; effective 6/29/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 69-9-209 and 70-1-206.

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