Arizona Revised Statutes § 5-393 Inspection For Stolen Watercraft; Violation; Classification

5-393. Inspection for stolen watercraft; violation; classification

A. For purposes of enforcing this chapter or locating stolen watercraft or parts of watercraft, peace officers may inspect watercraft to examine the hull identification number, manufacturer's label, outdrive, lower unit or power trim number, or the annual decal or state issued number in a public marina, a storage, repair, sales, leasing or rental lot or facility or a salvage yard or other similar location or establishment and may inspect the registration, title and certificate of number of the watercraft to establish the rightful ownership or possession of the watercraft.

B. Inspections shall be conducted at a time and in a manner so as to minimize any unreasonable interference with or delay of the use of the watercraft or the operation of the business where the watercraft is located.

C. A person who refuses to permit an inspection under this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

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