Guam Boat Registration
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Guam Boat Registration HIN Check
Guam boat registration FAQs are found below and can be downloaded as PDF. We have written this page to inform the boating community about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the U.S. Territory of Guam. We also cover the titling fees if applicable.
We will cover information about the Boat Registration Agency in this state and if you are wondering about Registration and marking requirements we have an overview of that as well. We also talk about Registration Requirements for boats in Guam along with things you need to know about boat Ownership and Liens so you can better perform Boat Title Searches or boat history lookups in GU.
Where are Guam Boats Registered?
Remember, some states have titling for boats and others do not. Guam issues registrations and NOT titles for all non-exempt boats operating within its jurisdiction. These are administered by the Guam police department (https://gpd.guam.gov/faqs/).
Does Guam have clean titles? Boat titles are always “clean” unless a state has enacted UCOTVA. All other states will not have any indication on the title that the boat has a salvage or total loss brand like cars have on their titles.
For more boating statistics see: Volume of Recreational boating vessels in the U.S.
Guam Boat Registration Numbers
Guam boat registration numbers begin with a “GU”. The GU designation is followed by four numbers and then two letters like in most states. You will have to display these as shown above, if your boat is not documented at the USCG. Put the GU boat registration sticker tab next to it. The state reg. number should not be confused with the 12 character Hull ID (HIN).
All boats manufactured after 1972 are required to have a 12 digit hull identification number affixed to the vessel by the manufacturer. State assigned hull numbers prefixed with the letters “GUZ” are available for home made boats and those without factory designations. Hull number inspections are not required in Guam unless there is a discrepancy. (use HinDecoder.com to validate your HIN formatting is good)
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Exceptionally, a Coast Guard documented vessel does not need to display the state registration number but instead they would display the state registration tabs, an owner designated vessel name, and a hailing port. The USCG Official documentation number must also be affixed on other locations on the boat: interior location in the hull itself or an integral part of the hull.
Boat Liens Database In Guam
Security interests in state titled boats are recorded with the Police Department in GUAM. These will be shown on both the registration and title certificates if there are any. Security interests in boats that are neither titled or USCG documented are recorded with the Secretary of State as Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings. If the vessel is USCG documented, a lender’s security interests will be recorded with the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) and are indexed on the boat’s abstract of title. This is different from state registration lookups and can be ordered at boat-abstract.com.
Tax liens may be flagged on boat registration records, recorded as UCC filings, shown on state revenue records, or filed with a county clerk’s office. There are no provisions for recording mechanic’s liens or other non-secured claims against state titled boats. Uniform Commercial Code searches are available online from the Secretary of State.
Guam Boat Title Search
Boat title and registration records in Guam are maintained by the Police Department. This agency does not facilitate online searches on their website but you can search the boat-alert.com database.
Guam Boat Registration Lookup
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