California Harbors and Navigation Code Section 501
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501. As used in this article:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Motor Vehicles or any
successor agency thereto which registers vehicles.
(b) "Mail" means first-class mail, postage prepaid, unless
registered mail is specified. Registered mail includes certified
(c) "Services" means the making of repairs or performing labor
upon or to, and the furnishing of supplies or materials for, any
vessel or any trailer used in connection with a vessel.
(d) "Storage" means the safekeeping, mooring, berthage, wharfage,
or anchorage of a vessel and the providing of parking space for any
trailer used in connection with the vessel.
(e) "Vessel" means every description of watercraft, other than a
seaplane on the water or a floating home, used or capable of being
used as a means of transportation on the water and required to be
registered, excluding any vessel which has a valid marine document
issued by the United States or any agency thereof. For the purposes
of this article, "vessel" includes any trailer used in connection
with the vessel which is in the possession of the lienholder at the
time the lien arises.
Last modified: February 22, 2013