VL-1 Form (10/2013)
NC VESSEL REGISTRATION & TITLE APPLICATION
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Complete both sides of this application, sign, and return to the address listed at the bottom of this
application. Applications will be returned if not completely filled out, if the necessary attachments and fee are not included, or if
the handwriting is not legible.
For more information on registering and titling a vessel or to renew a registration, go to or call 800-628-3773.
SECTION 1 – Title Requirement
1) Is this vessel documented with the U.S. Coast Guard?
No (If yes, vessel cannot be titled)
2) Is this vessel 14 feet or longer or a personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski)?
No (If yes, vessel must be titled)
3) Does this vessel or personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski) have a lien?
No (If yes, vessel must be titled)
SECTION 2 – Transaction Type
Registration for a vessel less than 26 ft in length with title
• Titling is required for vessels 14 ft or longer, personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski), or
vessels that have a lien. The $30 titling fee is included in the price shown.
Registration for a vessel 26 ft or greater in length with title
• Titling is required for vessels 14 ft or longer or vessels that have a lien.
The $30 titling fee is included in the price shown.
Registration for a vessel less than 14 ft in length without title
• Titling is NOT required for vessels less than 14 ft, excluding personal
watercraft (i.e. jet ski).
Registration for a U.S. Coast Guard documented vessel 26 ft
or greater in length without title
• Vessels documented with the U.S. Coast Guard may not be titled. Application
must be accompanied by a copy of the Certificate of Documentation.
(complete sections 2, 5, and sign reverse side)
• Titling is not an option. Dealer registrations are the same fee regardless of
vessel length and are to be used for vessel demonstration purposes only.
Permanent Registration (for government entities only)*
• Titling is not an option. Volunteer emergency services may apply for a
permanent registration for a vessel that is primarily used for search and rescue.
1-year and permanent registration requests must be processed at NCWRC Headquarters by mail or in person
SECTION 3 – Proof Of Ownership
Proof of ownership is required and must be attached to this application before
Homemade Vessel Never Before Registered:
mailing. Applications submitted without this documentation will be returned
Homemade vessel applications must be processed at NCWRC
and the request delayed. For questions regarding proof of ownership, call
Headquarters by mail or in person.
The following statement must be signed and notarized.
The reverse side of this application must also be signed.
Note: If the vessel being registered and titled was previously titled in NC or another state, the
original title must be submitted as proof of ownership. A copy of the out-of-state registration
I certify that the vessel indicated on the reverse side of this application
card must be submitted with a notarized bill of sale when registering a vessel from a non-
is a homemade vessel and has never before been registered.
Check only one box indicating the document being submitted.
Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) (if applicable)
Dealer’s Bill of Sale
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
Original NC Title (if applicable)
Notary Public Signature
Notarized Bill of Sale
Address of Notary
My Commission Expires On
Out-of-State Vessel Registration
Certificate of Documentation
(U.S. Coast Guard Documented Vessels Only)
Homemade (complete next section )
Mail Application With Appropriate Documentation And Fee To:
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Make check or money order payable to NCWRC. Transactions are not considered final until
1709 Mail Service Center
the check has cleared the bank. Items purchased with a returned check will be made invalid. A
Service Charge of up to $25 will be charged on returned checks (G.S. 25-3-506).
Raleigh, NC 27699-1709
Call for priority mail (UPS, Fed. Ex.) Instructions
Office Location: NCSU Centennial Campus, NCWRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC
REVERSE SIDE MUST BE COMPLETE