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Introduction


Jan 11, 2024 - Alabama boat registration and title records are maintained in a searchable database administered by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Access to such data is available for owners, qualified parties and the general public. The following guidelines will provide some insights on how to lookup boat registration information and obtain current or historical records in the State of Alabama.

Online Access


The ALEA online boat registration renewal portal can be utilized for obtaining registration information. However, access is contingent on providing the owner's last name, birthdate, and boat registration number.

Telephone Access


ALEA may confirm the presence of a hull identification number in their system or verify a registration certificate in hand by telephone. However, it will not likely provide any further details, especially as related to ownership data. ALEA contact information is available in WikiLinks.

Boat Record Request


The generic Boat Record Request form (WikiTags) can be used for the acquisition of state record printouts and archived historical data. This should be addressed to the ALEA Marine Police Division (WikiLinks).

ALEA also provides a Boat Registration Certified Copy by using a special request form which is downloadable from it's website (WikiLinks).

Historical Records


Historical or archived boat registration records are available from ALEA by submitting a record request form (WikiTags). Such data is not, however, maintained indefinitely.

Bulk Records


ALEA no longer offers boat registration records in bulk and does not facilitate contractual arrangements for access to its database. The only company that remains grandfathered for these services is Info-Link whose profile can be accessed from WikiLinks.

Nationwide System


Alabama subscribes to the Vessel Identification System (WikiTags) which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This is a nationwide database wherein most states contribute boat registration data in real-time. Access is only available, however, to law enforcement agencies and other governmental institutions. Anyone concerned about a boat that may have been stolen, abandoned, involved in an incident or is being utilized for illicit activities in state jurisdictional areas should contact a local enforcement agency or boat registration office.

Conclusion


The information provided herein has been obtained from various sources and may be subject to change without notice. Any such concerns should be addressed directly with the respective government agency.


Credits and References

Jan 11, 2024 - Page revised.
Nov 28, 2023 - Page revised.
Oct 6, 2023 - Page revised.
Dec 2, 2020 - Response from ALEA about bulk records.





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