Vessels/Boats, as personal property, are subject to property taxation just like any other businesses and must be reported on the Vessel Property Statement (Form 576-D), as of the lien date, January 1, unless you are already on a Direct Billing (assessed based on prior year value with a threshold of $50,000 or less).
To request a copy of your prior year’s statement/valuation, please send your written request to the Business Personal Property Division, Attn: Marine Division, 1155 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or fax to (415) 554-5544, or e-mail to email@example.com. Please include the Vessel No. ownership name, and mailing address, specify the year you are requesting. If you are an agent of a boat owner, an authorization letter from the vessel owner is required.