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Application for Hull Identification Number (HIN)

All watercraft in Indiana must have a hull identification number (HIN) stamped or attached to the watercraft.   If the watercraft does not have a HIN, is an assembled watercraft, or the HIN is changed, then a HIN application must be completed.

Hull Identification Number (HIN) Application

HIN applications for watercraft are processed by BMV Central Office Title Processing to improve the security and efficiency of these transactions.  Prior to submitting each application verify all required information is included. Contact 888-692-6841 with any questions.

When submitting paperwork, include the following:

  • Completed and signed Application for Special Identification Number - State Form 12907
  • Proof of Ownership.  Examples include: Certificate of Title, Certificate of Origin, Bill of Sale, etc.  If no proof of ownership, submit the Watercraft Ownership Affidavit - State Form 55100  
  • Physical Inspection of Watercraft – State Form 39530.  Must be completed by a law enforcement officer 
  • One original side view, color picture of the entire watercraft   
  • $10.50 for HIN applications. Payable by credit card (MasterCard or Visa), check, electronic check, or money order.  

Mail the completed packet to:
Central Office Title Processing
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N417
Indianapolis, IN 46204