Registering in the Small Vessel Register: Submit and pay

Submit and pay online

You can submit your documents and pay using the Small Vessel Register Online Payment system. The final screen prompts you to pay by credit card or debit.

Submit and pay

Note: online payment is not applicable for group discounts and federal departments

Other ways to submit and pay

You can mail, fax or email your documents to:

Transport Canada
Vessel Registration (AMSED)
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N8

Facsimile: 1-833-983-1377

Payment options

  • By phone
  • By cheque or money order, payable to “Receiver General for Canada”
  • Federal government only: pay using the interdepartmental settlement (IS) process

Fees and group discount

The fee to register a small commercial vessel is $50.00.

Vessels can qualify for a “group discount” and a $50.00 flat fee if:

  • the owner registers 2 or more vessels
  • all the vessels are owned by the same owners(s)
  • each vessel has a gross tonnage of 5 or less
  • hovercraft (air cushion vehicles) of 1,500 kg or less

The group discount does not apply to government owned vessels (federal and provincial).

How long it may take to process your request

View the Vessel Registry service standards

Contact us

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-242-8770
TTY: 1-888-675-6863