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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 380. Watercraft: Motorboat Numbering

4VAC15-380-70. When invalid; removal of numbers and surrender of certificate of number and certificate of title.

A. Certificate of number shall be invalid:

1. When the watercraft is documented, or required to be documented, except as provided for in 4VAC15-380-71;

2. Sixty days after the watercraft is no longer principally used in the Commonwealth;

3. The owner loses his interest in the vessel through legal process; or

4. The certificate of number is cancelled and recalled by the department pursuant to § 29.1-702 D of the Code of Virginia.

When a certificate of number becomes invalid for any reason the person whose name appears on the certificate as owner shall remove the numbers from the vessel, and, within 15 days, surrender the invalid certificate to the department.

B. Certificate of title shall be invalid when:

1. A duplicate title is issued;

2. A new title is issued;

3. The watercraft is documented or required to be documented;

4. The watercraft is registered or titled in another state or country;

5. The title is altered to the point of significant information on the title being unreadable;

6. It appears proper payment has not been made for the certificate of title; or

7. The department ascertains the title has been issued improperly or erroneously.

When a certificate of title becomes invalid for any reason, the department is authorized to cancel and recall the certificate. If recalled by the department, the person whose name appears on the certificate as owner shall within 15 days surrender the invalid certificate to the department. Upon demand of any officer whose duty it is to enforce the game and inland fish laws, the person whose name appears on the certificate as owner shall present any recalled certificate immediately to the officer.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-501, 29.1-502, 29.1-701, 29.1-701.1 and 29.1-735 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-04-2 § 7, eff. October 1, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 26, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 22, Issue 6, eff. March 1, 2006.

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