Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 2: General Information – Licensees

2.115 Vessel Agent (VC §§9858 and 9858.1)

A vessel agent is appointed, but not licensed, by DMV and assigned a unique vessel agent number which is entered on the registration document.

Vessel agents may accept registration and/or transfer applications for undocumented vessels and issue permanent vessel numbers and temporary certificates of number.

Vessel agent appointment information may be found on the DMV website.