As the owner, you may temporarily record a vessel in the Canadian Register of Vessels, if it is under construction in Canada by a Canadian builder.
Doing this will protect you if the builder goes out of business.
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Complying with vessel design, construction and equipment requirements for small, cargo and passenger vessels
Record a vessel under construction
Note: this is available only to vessels being built in Canada by Canadian builders.
- Complete and send in Form 15 - Description of Vessel Under Construction [PDF, 39 KB]
- Submit and pay
How long it may take to process your request
View the Vessel Registry service standards
Record a builder’s mortgage
You can register a builder’s mortgage against a vessel recorded in the Canadian Register of Vessels.
Report that vessel construction is complete
Once the recorded vessel is built, the recorded owner must notify the Vessel Registration Office within 30 days after the construction is completed.
- Complete Form 2 - Builder’s Certificate for First Title in Canada [PDF, 50 KB], signed by the builder
- Send the form to the Vessel Registration Office
Submit and pay online
You can submit your documents and pay using the Canadian Register of Vessels Online Payment system. The final screen prompts you to pay by credit card or debit.
Other ways to submit and pay
You can mail, fax or email your documents to:
Vessel Registration (AMSED)
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N8
- By phone
- By cheque or money order, payable to the "Receiver General for Canada"
- Federal government only: you must pay using the Interdepartmental Settlement (IS) process
Toll-free telephone: 1-877-242-8770