Printing The Instructions For Renewing An Old Permit


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Step-By-Step Instructions


  1. Click on the buy/renew now! button under "Permits" on the left side of your browser screen or click on Permit Renewal/Purchase on the Services drop-down menu.

  2. In the "Purchase or Renew a Permit" screen, click the Renew a permit button .

  3. Enter your permit number in the space provided and click Continue.

  4. In the "Vessel Identification" screen, enter the Coast Guard or State Registration number for the vessel pertaining to your permit. Do not enter both numbers. When done, click Continue.

  5. Verify your information in the "Owner Verification" screen. If this is your vessel and permit click This is my Permit, taking you to a pre-populated "Basic Application" screen. If this is not your permit, click This is not my permit, taking you back to step 2.

  6. The "Basic Application Data" screen will appear pre-populated with your information. Edit any new information. Click on the checkbox at the bottom. When done click Continue.

  7. If you forgot to fill in any of the required entries, you will get an error detailing what you forgot to fill in.

  8. Once the system accepts all entries made in the "Basic Application Data" screen, the "Additional Application Data" screen will appear, containing all previous information entered or modified in the "Basic Application Data" screen. Using your browser's side scroll bar, scroll down until you see the "Vessel Information" section. Edit any information as you need in each corresponding box.

  9. Click the Continue button when you are done entering your information. The Reenter Data button will take you back to the "Basic Application Data" screen.

  10. If the system accepts the information you entered in the "Additional Application Data" screen, the "Select Category" screen will appear. Select the category that is appropriate for the type of permit you want. You can choose a category from the "Open Access" section.

  11. Once you click on a permit, the page will show whether you may choose another permit category to have a combo permit. At most two permit categories may be chosen. All permit categories that you cannot choose will have a red warning after the names.

  12. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Move your mouse over the Select Gear Type and click the desired gear-type.

  13. After you have decided the permit category (or categories) and the gear type. Click the checkbox below the Select Gear Type to confirm you understand the 45-day policy. Click Continue when done.

  14. Confirm the information provided in the "Application Data Confirmation" screen. If the information is correct, click on the checkbox at the bottom to confirm your information is true and correct, then click the Add to Cart button. Otherwise, click the Reenter Data bottom, taking you back to the "Basic Application Data" screen.

  15. In the "Shopping Cart" screen, review your cart content. Click Check Out button if you are satisfied with the order. Otherwise click on the Empty Cart button to cancel the order.

  16. In the "Select a Delivery Method" screen, click on the appropriate delivery method. Take notice of any additional fees associated with specific delivery method. Depending on the application, you may choose to send permits via US First Class mail, US Priority mail, or any other delivery methods available. Click Print Your own if you'd like to print your permit now.

  17. When done, click the Continue button to continue the permit process or the Return to Cart button to change the cart's content.

  18. If you have chosen Email in last step, then the Email Information page will appear on your browser screen. Input your email in the input box. When done, click the Continue button to continue the permit process.

  19. The "Mailing Address" page will appear on your browser screen if you have chosen a mailing option. If the shipping address is different from the billing address, enter in the shipping address. Otherwise, click the Ship to the Billing Address box. When done, click Continue.

  20. If you have chosen Fax as the delivery method, then the Fax Information page will appear on your browser screen. Input your Fax number in the input box. When done, click the Continue button to continue the permit process.

  21. The "Pay Now" page will appear on your browser screen. Click on Pay now if you are satisfied with your order and ready to pay. Otherwise click on Return to cart.

  22. Enter the your preferred payment method and corresponding information. Click Continue with Plastic Card Payment when done. Click the Cancel button if you want to cancel the order.

  23. Enter your Email Address and Confirm Email Address to receive an email confirmation about your order. Click on the checkbox to authorize the payment. Then click Submit Payment when done. Click the Cancel button if you you want to cancel the order.

  24. If you chose to print your own, you will get to the print page. Click Print button, you will open a window with the permit in pdf format. Instruct your customer to save the pdf file and/or print it. Click OK when done.

  25. Review the receipt information, making sure to write down the receipt order number. When you are satisfied with the service, click the OK button to return to the home page.