New Jersey Boat Registration Database Search
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Feb 13, 2024 - New Jersey boat registration and title records are maintained in a searchable database administered by the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). Boat and vehicle records are commingled in the same database. 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 New Jersey.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission does not provide online access to boat registration records.
The New Jersey MVC may confirm the presence of a hull identification number in their system and verify a title or registration certificate in hand by telephone. However, it will not likely provide any further details, especially as related to ownership data. MVC contact information is available in WikiLinks.
Boat Record Request
Record printouts may be obtained by an owner or otherwise qualified party by submitting a boat record request form. Although designed for vehicles, this form also applies to boats. It is also reported that MVC offices will provide telephone verifications on information shown on boat title or registration certificates in hand.
Historical or archived boat registration records are available from the MVC by submitting a boat record request form (WikiTags). Such data is not, however, maintained indefinitely.
New Jersey boat registration records in bulk may be available to certain commercial enterprises. Contact the Motor Vehicle Commission (see WikiTags) for more information in this regard.
New Jersey 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.
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.
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