2005 Idaho Code - 67-7008 — CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION -- EXPIRATION -- FEES

                                  TITLE  67
                      STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
                                  CHAPTER 70
                            IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
    67-7008.  CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION -- EXPIRATION -- FEES. (1) Within
fifteen (15) days after purchase, or as otherwise herein provided, the owner
of each vessel requiring numbering by the state of Idaho shall file an
application for registration with an assessor or authorized vendor on forms
provided by the department. The application shall be signed by the owner and
shall be accompanied by the fee herein designated. Upon receipt of an
application in approved form, and the appropriate fee, the assessor or
authorized vendor shall enter the same upon the records of its office and
issue to the applicant two (2) validation stickers and a certificate of
registration stating the number issued to the vessel, the receipt of any fee
paid and the name and address of the owner, and the assessor or authorized
vendor shall forward to the department a duplicate copy. The owner shall paint
on or permanently attach to each side of the bow of the vessel the
registration number and validation sticker in a manner as may be prescribed by
rules of the department in order that they may be completely visible, and the
number shall be maintained in legible condition. The certificate of
registration shall be pocket-size and shall be on board and available at all
times for inspection on the vessel for which issued whenever that vessel is in
operation, except that livery operators may have the rental agreement on board
rented vessels in lieu of the certificate of registration.
    (2)  The owner of any vessel for which a current certificate of
registration has been issued pursuant to any federal law or a federally
approved numbering system of another state shall, if the vessel is operated on
the waters of this state in excess of sixty (60) days, make application for a
certificate of Idaho registration in the manner prescribed in this section.
    (3)  Each assessor and authorized vendor shall record, on a form provided
by the department, the names of all owners of vessels who make application for
certificates of registration, together with the amount of the fees paid by the
owners. He shall, on or before the tenth of each month, forward to the
department a duplicate copy of each record for the preceding month.
    (4)  All records of the department made or kept pursuant to this section
shall be kept current and shall be public records.
    (5)  Every certificate of registration issued shall continue in full force
and effect through December 31 of the year of issue unless sooner terminated
or discontinued in accordance with law. Certificates of registration may be
renewed by the owner in the same manner provided for in the initial securing
of them.
    (6)  The owner of any vessel shall notify the department within fifteen
(15) days if his vessel is destroyed or abandoned, or is sold or transferred
either wholly or in part to another person or persons or if the owner's
address no longer conforms to the address appearing on the certificate of
registration. In all such cases, the notice shall be accompanied by a
surrender of the certificate of registration. When the surrender of the
certificate is by reason of the vessel being destroyed, abandoned or sold, the
department shall cancel the certificate and enter that fact in its records. If
the surrender is by reason of a change of address on the part of the owner,
the new address shall be endorsed on the certificate and the certificate
returned to the owner.
    (7)  Whenever the ownership of a vessel changes, the purchaser shall,
within fifteen (15) days after acquisition, make application to the department
for transfer to him of the certificate of registration issued for the vessel,
giving his name, address, and the number of the vessel and shall, at the same
time, pay to the department a transfer fee of three dollars ($3.00). Upon
receipt of the application and fee, the department shall transfer the
certificate of registration issued for the vessel to the new owner or owners.
Unless the application is made and the fee paid within fifteen (15) days, the
vessel shall be considered to be without a certificate of registration.
    (8)  No number other than the registration number issued to a vessel or
granted by reciprocity pursuant to law shall be painted, attached, or
otherwise displayed on either side of the bow of the vessel.
    (9)  If any certificate of registration becomes lost, mutilated, or
becomes illegible, the owner of the vessel for which the same was issued shall
obtain a duplicate of the certificate from the department upon application and
the payment of a fee of three dollars ($3.00). If one or both validation
stickers are lost, stolen, or destroyed, any sticker remnants and the
certificate of registration should be returned to the department along with a
three dollar ($3.00) fee and an application for a duplicate certificate of
registration and validation stickers.
    (10)  A person engaged in the manufacture or sale of vessels of a type
otherwise required to be numbered by law, may obtain pursuant to regulations
duly promulgated by the department, certificates of registration for use in
the testing or demonstration only of a vessel upon payment of thirteen dollars
($13.00) for each certificate. Certificates of registration so issued may be
used by the applicant in the testing or demonstration only of vessels by
temporary placement of the numbers assigned by the certificates on the vessel
tested or demonstrated, and shall be issued and displayed as otherwise
prescribed by this chapter or by regulation of the department.
    (11)  The registration fees shall be:
    (a)  Vessels 0-12 feet in length                                    $13.00
         Vessels over 12 feet in length                                  13.00
         plus $2.00 per foot for each additional foot
         in excess of 12 feet.
    (b)  The registration fees for new or used vessels which have not
    previously been registered in Idaho shall be:
         (i)   For vessels acquired or brought into the state January 1
         through March 31, the full amount of the regular fees;
         (ii)  For vessels acquired or brought into the state April 1 through
         June 30, seventy-five percent (75%) of the regular fees;
         (iii) For vessels acquired or brought into the state July 1 through
         September 30, fifty percent (50%) of the regular fees;
         (iv)  For vessels acquired or brought into the state after September
         30, twenty-five percent (25%) of the regular fees.
    (c)  Each assessor and authorized vendor shall presume that any vessel is
    subject to the regular certificate of registration fees, unless the
    applicant can successfully show reasonable proof that the vessel has not
    previously been registered in Idaho.
    (12)  The provisions of subsection (11) of this section, with respect to
the amount of payment of registration fees shall not apply to vessels owned by
any charitable or religious organization, scout organization or any similar
organization not used and operated for profit. All vessels currently
registered by the state of Idaho and having paid the fees imposed by
subsection (11) of this section shall not be assessed and taxed as personal
property in the state of Idaho.
    (13)  The registration fee for vessels owned by any charitable or
religious organization, scout organization or similar organization not used
and operated for profit shall be two dollars ($2.00) per year.

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