1501:47-1-02 Registration certificate.

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 watercraft or an authorized agent designated under the provisions of section 1547.52 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 watercraft or the United States coast guard.

(B) Expiration date of registration certificate.

(C) Date issued.

(D) Type of boat (sail, row, canoe, open, cabin, house, 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 watercraft, year built.

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

(K) Length of watercraft.

(L) Type of use (pleasure, fishing, skiing, racing, rental, commercial pass, commercial fishing, commercial other).

(M) Make of inboard motor(s), serial number, horsepower.

(N) Hull material (wood, steel, aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, inflatable, 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 (outboard motor, I/O, inboard motor, hand powered, sail, jet, air boat).

(V) Fuel (gas, diesel, other).

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

(X) 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 watercraft.

Effective: 03/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 02/06/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1547.52
Rule Amplifies: 1547.54
Prior Effective Dates: 4/25/74, 8/16/84, 10/10/90, 9/1/99, 5/7/09