Vessel HIN Inspections

A HIN Inspection is necessary when boat owners do not have a Hull Identification Number from the Manufacturer on any vessel built after 1972.  HIN Inspections are also required for any Homemade vessel.

HIN Inspection Requirements

  • Customers must have initiated the registration process (paid for a registration) before a HIN Inspection can be performed. 
  • HIN Inspections are conducted statewide based upon Rangers availability  Inspections CAN NOT  be completed if customers have not paid for a registration in advance of the inspection.
  • BOAT OWNERS (not a friend or other family member) should bring all documents and correspondence to the inspection that relate to the boat, boat purchase, or registration process that may be helpful during the HIN Inspection to support registration.
  • Please contact the Region Office where vessel is located::