A Pleasure Craft License is valid for a period of ten (10) years beginning on the day on which it is issued, transferred or renewed. Any updates that are needed (i.e. name or address change) does not extend the validity period of the licence.
Any update must be made through the Pleasure Craft Licensing Center online or by mail within 90 days. The pleasure craft may be operated without an accurate name and/or date on the license for up to 90 days, as long as you carry documents that confirm the change of name or address on board at all times until you receive your updated Pleasure Craft License paperwork.
When transferring ownership the same rules apply. The new owner must transfer the license into their name within 90 days of purchase through the Pleasure Craft Licensing Center online or by mail. During this time they must carry proof of purchase documents on board at all times until they receive their updated Pleasure Craft License paperwork.
For more information, please visit the Pleasure Craft Licensing Centers website.