Each state issues watercraft licenses through different agencies. Many states issue licenses through their Department of Natural Resources or Department of Gaming/Fishing. In most jurisdictions, watercraft-related licenses are required for each and every player in the industry- from manufacturers, distributors, and dealers, to representatives, salespersons, and demonstrators.
Applications for these licenses are often tedious and require extensive supporting documentation. Errors and deficiencies in a watercraft license application are likely to cause considerable delay in the issuance of your license.
In addition to submitting the completed application form and correct fee, countless attachments and documentation are generally required. This may include anything from a surety bond to a sales tax certificate. Application fees vary based on the watercraft license type and state.
To remain in compliance with industry regulations, each business must maintain its license by keeping up with renewals. In some states this may be as simple as remitting payment while in other states further documentation may be requested.