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    Subdivision 1. Issuance to title applicant. (a) The commissioner may issue a temporary
watercraft use permit to a person applying for a certificate of title for a new or used watercraft
to allow that person to operate the watercraft on the waters of this state pending completion of
the titling and watercraft licensing process.
(b) The watercraft use permit must be carried aboard the watercraft to allow immediate
inspection. The watercraft use permit must contain a description of the watercraft, including its
trade name, if any, year, series or model, hull material, length, hull identification number, and
other information prescribed by the commissioner. A permit is valid only for the watercraft
for which it is issued.
    Subd. 2. Distribution to dealers. The commissioner may distribute permits in booklet form
to licensed dealers. If the dealer issues a permit, the dealer must submit a watercraft use permit
information form to the commissioner. The commissioner must provide information forms that
require the name of the person to whom the watercraft use permit was issued, the watercraft
description, dates of issue and expiration, and other information prescribed by the commissioner.
History: 1989 c 335 art 1 s 227; 1990 c 391 art 10 s 3