Parks & Wild. Code Section 31.024
Application for Number
(a)The owner of each vessel requiring numbering by this state shall file an application for a number with the department, an authorized agent, or a county tax assessor-collector.
(b)The application shall be signed by the owner of the vessel and shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed in Section 31.026 (Fees) of this code. If the application is received by a county tax assessor-collector, the application and the portion of the fee not retained by the tax assessor-collector as a collection fee shall be sent to the department. If the application is received by an authorized agent, the application and the fee shall be sent to the department as required by Section 31.006 (Appointment of Authorized Agent) of this code.
(c)On receipt of the application in approved form, the department shall enter it on the records of its office and issue to the applicant a certificate of number stating the number awarded to the vessel and the name and address of the owner.
(d)The application form, the form of the certificate of number, and the manner of renewal shall be prescribed by the department.
(e)The department, an authorized agent, or a county tax assessor-collector may not issue a certificate of number unless the tax due on the vessel under Chapter 160 (Taxes on Sales and Use of Boats and Boat Motors), Tax Code, is paid.
Section 31.024 — Application for Number,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PW/htm/PW.31.htm#31.024 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).