Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Boating Hull Identification Program

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The Hull Identification Number Application Process

  • Application is mailed to NYS Parks and Recreation Marine Services Bureau.
  • Application is received and reviewed to make sure the vessel described meets qualifications for HIN assignment.
  • Hull Identification Number is issued by NYS Parks and Recreation Marine Services Bureau.
  • Application is mailed to State or County Marine Patrol in the location of the vessel.
  • Marine Patrol then contacts the applicant to witness the Hull Identification Number being applied to the vessel described in the original application.
  • Applicant then takes the top half of the application to the DMV as proof of their HIN assignment.

* Please enter length of vessel (numbers only) rounded to the nearest foot. (Ex. 9 foot 1 inch through 9 foot 5 inches = 9 feet; 9 foot 6 inches through 9 foot 11 inches = 10 feet.)