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National Vessel Documentation Center

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Abstract of Title (A/T), Certified Copy of Certificate of Documentation (COD) requests, and Renewal of COD/COD Late Renewal

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Initial Vessel Documentation (vessel never CG documented)

Exchange or Return to Documentation (vessel previously CG documented)

Replacement and Reinstatement Documentation

PDF/Mail/Fax Filing Information

Priority Handling Criteria

Certificate of Documentation Renewal

Deletion from Documentation

Notice Of Claim of Lien

Preferred Ship Mortgages and Related Instruments Information

Requirements for Instruments Evidencing Satisfaction or Release

Sample Satisfaction/Release of Mortgage


CG-1258 Application For Initial Issue, Exchange, Or Replacement Of Certificate Of Documentation; Redocumentation

CG-1261 Builder's Certification

CG-5397 Application For Simplified Measurement

CG-1340 Bill of Sale

CG-5542 Optional Application For Filing (Mortgage)

CG-4593 Application, Consent, And Approval For Withdrawal Of Application For Documentation Or Exchange Of Certificate Of Documentation

CG-1356 Bill Of Sale By Government Entity Pursuant To Court Order Or Administrative Decree Of Forfeiture

CG-1280 Renewal of Certificate Of Documentation

CG-7042 Credit Card Form

CG-7043 Abstract of Title or Certified Copy of COD Request Form

Alterations to the format of any application or form cannot be accepted and will require resubmission.

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Last Modified 9/20/2016