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The Florida Statutes

The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXIV
Chapter 328
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F.S. 328.56
328.56 Vessel registration number.Each vessel that is operated, used, or stored on the waters of this state must display a commercial or recreational Florida registration number, unless it is:
(1) A vessel operated, used, and stored exclusively on private lakes and ponds;
(2) A vessel owned by the United States Government;
(3) A vessel used exclusively as a ship’s lifeboat;
(4) A non-motor-powered vessel less than 16 feet in length or a non-motor-powered canoe, kayak, racing shell, or rowing scull, regardless of length;
(5) A federally documented vessel;
(6) A vessel already covered by a registration number in full force and effect which has been awarded to it pursuant to a federally approved numbering system of another state or by the United States Coast Guard in a state without a federally approved numbering system, if the vessel has not been within this state for a period in excess of 90 consecutive days;
(7) A vessel operating under a valid temporary certificate of number;
(8) A vessel from a country other than the United States temporarily using the waters of this state; or
(9) An undocumented vessel used exclusively for racing.
History.s. 1, ch. 59-399; ss. 2, 3, ch. 61-511; s. 1, ch. 65-361; s. 52, ch. 95-333; s. 56, ch. 96-413; s. 15, ch. 99-289; s. 27, ch. 2000-362; s. 3, ch. 2008-106; s. 24, ch. 2009-86.
Note.Former s. 371.131; s. 327.15.
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