Change of Address is Now Live:

The NVDC's eStorefront now provides customers the ability to change their address.  No fee required!

Expanded Online Ordering is Now LIVE!

The new eStorefront provides customers with an efficient means to electronically apply for products directly with the USCG NVDC.  Customers can securely apply for a multi-year (one, up to five year) Certificate of Documentation (COD) for Recreational vessels, one-year COD for vessels with Commercial and/or Registry endorsements, or request an Abstract of Title (A/T) and/or Certified Copy of COD (CCOD).  

Not all products and services offered by the NVDC will be immediately available; additional enhancements are being tested and will be rolled out soon.  During the transition period, customers can still visit directly to order one-year CODs, A/Ts and CCODs.

Customer Survey

Your opinion matters to us, and the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) is committed to providing you with excellent customer service.  Your feedback will guide efforts to improve the Vessel Documentation Program. Please visit NVDC Customer Feedback to complete the survey. 


Mission Statement

The National Vessel Documentation Center facilitates maritime commerce and the availability of financing while protecting economic privileges of United States citizens through the enforcement of regulations, and provides a register of vessels available in time of war or emergency to defend and protect the United States of America.



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