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Dec 1, 2023 - Boat registration records in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) are maintained in a database administered by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Searchable access to such data is made available for owners and certain qualified parties. This summary will provide some insights on how to obtain current and historical boat registration information in the Mariana Islands.

Online Access

The Mariana Islands does not provide online access to its boat registration database for owners or the general public.

Telephone Access

The CNMI Department of Public Safety may confirm the presence of a boat hull identification number in the database system and verify a registration certificate in hand by telephone. However, it will not likely provide other detailed information. Contact information is available in WikiLinks.

Boat Record Request Form

Boat registration and historical data in the Mariana Islands may be obtained by submitting the record request form (WikiTags). Boating administrator information is available in WikiLinks.

Historical Records

Historical and archived boat registration records are available from the CNMI in conjunction with the records access information provided in this page. However, boat records are not maintained indefinitely.

Bulk Records

Boat registration records in the Mariana Islands may be available as bulk downloads to certain qualified entities. Contact the CNMI boating administrator (WikiLinks) for more information.

Nationwide System

The Mariana Islands participates in 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.


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

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Dec 1, 2023 - Page revised.

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