It has come to the attention of some of our members that they are receiving notifications from Transport Canada reminding them to renew their boat licences. Evidently it is suggested that owners do this renewal every ten years or when changes occur in their contact information or the status of the boat changes. There is no fee for a new license or to make a change.
Report a change:
If any of the following details change, you’re required to update your pleasure craft licence: owner address, owner name, owner phone number, owner email address, changes to the vessel
To report one or more changes, you will need the pleasure craft licence number and owner’s birthdate, along with supporting documentation such as: copy of a valid government-issued identification (ID) for each owner, full side-view colour photograph of the pleasure craft, and if one of the owners is changing their name, provide proof of name change.
If your pleasure craft licence has been lost, damaged or stolen, you will be sent another one upon application. To get a replacement, you will need the pleasure craft licence number and owner’s birthdate, along with supporting documentation.
Note: There is a $250 fine if you are found operating a vessel without a valid licence document onboard.
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