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For-Hire Vessel Carrier

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Program Information

For-Hire Vessel Carriers: Perform passenger transportation services (for any type of compensation) other than point-to-point service are subject to the For-Hire Vessel Carrier regulation.

  • Examples are fishing charters, sightseeing services, dinner cruise, etc.

Registrations must be renewed annually before the start of the new calendar year.

Vessel Common Carrier: Provide transportation of persons or property between fired points within the state. Examples: commuter ferry service on San Francisco Bay and service between California mainland points and Catalina Island.

All Vessel Common Carriers will continue to register with the PUC.


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Requirements

To obtain a For-Hire Vessel Carrier Insurance Certificate, the following requirements must be met:

  • Every For-Hire Vessel Carrier must procure and maintain adequate protection against liability for long as the for-hire vessel company continues to offer its services.

Application

Proof of Insurance:

To renew, you must submit an Application, Declaration of Vessels Used, proof of insurance, and renewal fee. 

*Original copies of completed documents are to be sent to:

DIVISION OF BOATING AND WATERWAYS
For-Hire Vessel Carrier
P.O. Box 94286
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

 

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