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CERTIFICATE OF DOCUMENTATION
Effective November 10, 2014 the cost to renew a Certificate of Documentation (COD) is $26.00.
See Federal Register (79 FR 47015) dated August 12, 2014 for more information.
Renewal of your COD can be completed via one of the following options:
Visit our website at: USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Home Page
and click ‘Order Products Online’ to
utilize our online payment system. Follow the instructions for Renewal or Late
Renewal*. When paying electronically, separate submission of the CG-1280 is
PAY BY CREDIT CARD, CHECK OR MONEY
Step 1: Complete CG-1280 Vessel Renewal Notification form mailed to you. Sign, date, indicate
capacity of person signing and address change, if applicable.
OR visit our website at: USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Home Page
, click the Instructions and Forms tab and the
CG-1280 Renewal of Certificate of Documentation link if you did not receive a renewal notice.
Complete form as noted above AND be sure include name, address, vessel name and official
number on the form.
Step 2: Submit Payment.
Pay by credit card using accompanying CG-7042 Authorization for Credit Card Transactions
Pay by check or Money
Order made payable to the U.S. Coast Guard
Step 3: Mail completed form and payment to:
U.S. Coast Guard
PO Box 1119
Falling Waters, WV 25419-1119
*LATE RENEWAL submissions must be received in our office within 30 days of the date of
expiration date on the COD. The late fee remains unchanged at $5.00; however the $26.00 renewal
fee (for a total of $31.00) must be included and accompany all late submissions. DOCUMENTS
NOT RENEWED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF EXPIRATION DATE WILL EXPIRE AND
REQUIRE REINSTATEMENT (see instructions for replacement/reinstatement on our website).