Legislative Fact Sheet - Certificate of Title for Vessels Act

Act Certificate of Title for Vessels Act
Origin Completed by the Uniform Law Commissioners in 2011.
Description The Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act (UCOTVA) regulates the titling of boats in a manner similar to the way that all states now issue titles for automobiles. By ensuring that a boat's rightful owner is easily identifiable, UCOTVA will promote financing of vessels and deter theft. UCOTVA will also protect consumers by requiring a title to disclose whether the hull of a vessel has been previously damaged in a manner that affects the vessel's integrity.

National Marine Manufacturers Association

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Enactments Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Virginia
2018 Introductions
Staff Liaison(s) Kaitlin Wolff