(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.
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.