Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
A Vessel/HIN Inspection is necessary when boat owners do not have a valid Hull Identification Number on the vessel, or if there are questions about the HIN that cannot be resolved by the call center, or for other reasons specified on a case by case basis.
Vessel/HIN Inspection Requirements
Although boats manufactured before November 1, 1972 are not required to have a HIN, DNR will assign and place a HIN on an older vessel if brought to Vessel/HIN inspection site. Having a HIN will make your registration more secure, your vessel less susceptible to theft, and easier to recover if it were stolen.