Washington State Regulations:
‘Every vessel in the Puget Sound Pilotage District - all Washington (WA) waters east of 123° 24’ W - or the Grays Harbor Pilotage District – the waters of Grays and Willapa Harbors - is subject to compulsory WA pilotage unless exempt. The WA waters of the Columbia River Bar and the Columbia River are subject to the pilotage laws and rules set by the State of Oregon.’-Washington Board of Pilotage Commissioners
PYM is happy to help you with completing the application and turning in the paperwork to obtain a pilotage exemption waiver.
Our agents are well versed in Washington State tax laws related to Use Tax and non-resident vessel repair affidavits. We have a notary public in our staff that is available to help with signing off with these repair affidavits. Please feel free to contact us to speak further about your individual needs.
For vessels that are not flagged in Washington State, the Washington State use tax limits the amount of time you are allowed to spend in Washington waters each year. We have a notary public on our staff who is well versed in Non-Resident Vessel Repair Affidavits and Use Tax regulations. Please feel free to contact us to speak further about your individual needs.
Washington State has specific rules for vessels containing ballast water tanks. We are happy to help you submit all your paperwork in-connection with these laws.