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Aransas County Offers First Ever Vessel Turn-In Program
Facilitating Free Dispose of Old/Unused Boats, Jet Skis, Trailers in the County
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with Aransas County, local Texas
Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB) to offer
Aransas County Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels
through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) free of charge. Designed to provide owners
with a voluntary method of disposal, interested boat owners are encouraged to
participate if the vessel is less than 26 feet long, with longer boats being accepted on a
case by case basis. The vessel maybe delivered to the drop off point

October 25th and 26th, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


"The Vessel Turn-In Program is proud to provide Aransas County boat owners a
voluntary method to dispose of their run-down vessels in a safe, environmentally conscious
manner," said Land Commissioner George P. Bush. We want to spread the
word: Never abandon or sink a vessel to dispose of it. Not only does it pose an
environmental and navigational hazard, it's also illegal. Removing abandoned or sunken
vessels can be hazardous to the safety of others and expensive for the State of Texas.
We want to encourage folks to take advantage of this two-day VTIP in Aransas County."

Vessel Turn-In Program Hours:
October 25th thru 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Aransas County Residents’ Drop-off location:
Aransas County Airport - Rear Entrance - Near Howard Murph Park off of loop 1781

For Questions:
GLO – (361) 886-1650
Aransas County Code Enforcement – (361) 790-0121
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TPWD will verify the vessel (boat) qualifies for disposal. Verification of ownership and a
Release of Interest and Ownership must be completed and provided to the VTIP agency.
The title must be free of any loan balances, liens, and/or taxes. The GLO will sponsor the
removal of all hazardous materials (fuel, oil, and batteries), while Aransas County will
transport vessel to landfill for disposal. Cove Harbor Yacht Club and Boathouse Resort is
generously underwriting the program for Aransas County. Boat must be clear of waste
and debris.
A special thank you goes out to Cove Harbor Yacht Club and Boathouse Resort for
generously underwriting the landfill disposal costs. Cove Harbor fully understands the
importance of proper boat disposal given the massive Harvey Hurricane boat damage
they had to navigate post hurricane.

Vessel Turn-In Program Hours:
October 25th thru 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aransas County Residents’ Drop-off location:
Aransas County Airport - Rear Entrance - Near Howard Murph Park off of loop 1781


For Questions:
GLO – (361) 886-1650
Aransas County Code Enforcement – (361) 790-0121