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§ 190.00. Display of Numbers.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 13. Motor Vehicles
Division 1. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 1. Department of Motor Vehicles
Article 3.2. Registration of Vessels (Refs & Annos)
13 CCR § 190.00
§ 190.00. Display of Numbers.
(a) The number issued to each undocumented vessel shall be displayed in the following manner:
(1) Be painted on or permanently attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel.
(2) Be in plain vertical block characters of not less than 3 inches in height.
(3) Contrast with the color of the background and be distinctly visible and legible.
(4) Have spaces or hyphens that are equal to the width of a letter other than “I” or a number other than “1” between the prefix and the number, and the number and the suffix.
(5) Letters and numbers to read from left to right.
(b) Vessels used by a manufacturer or by a dealer for testing or demonstrating shall have the number painted on or attached to removable plates that are temporarily but firmly attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel.
(c) On inflatable vessels or on vessels so configured that a number on the hull or superstructure would not be clearly visible or properly adhere, the number shall be painted on or attached to a backing plate that is attached to the forward half of the vessel so that the number is visible from each side of the vessel.
(d) No numerals, letters or devices other than those used in connection with the state number issued shall be placed in the proximity of the state number, and no numerals, letters or devices which might interfere with the ready identification of the vessel by its state number shall be carried on any part of the vessel.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 1651 and 9853.2, Vehicle Code. Reference: Sections 9850, 9853.2 and 9857, Vehicle Code; and CFR, Title 33, Sections 173.19, 173.27, 174.13 and 174.14.
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 300.00 to section 190.00 and amending article heading filed 7-19-93 pursuant to title 1, section 100, California Code of Regulations (Register 93, No. 30).
This database is current through 2/14/20 Register 2020, No. 7
13 CCR § 190.00, 13 CA ADC § 190.00
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