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What Alternative Inspection Programs Do These Ports Accept?

Local Boater Option (LBO) Program

Participants in this program may report their arrival to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by calling one of the telephone numbers below. Unless directed by a CBP officer, a participant in this program does not have to report for an in-person inspection.

Visit SVRS  to apply online for LBO participation and schedule an appointment for an interview at one of the authorized enrollment centers.

 

Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS)

In March 2010, U.S. Customs and Border Protection developed the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS) for the Florida area of responsibility (AOR). SVRS is a web-based automated on-line reporting system created for LBO participants to expeditiously report their intended arrivals from foreign. In addition, the web-based system will facilitate the enrollment of new applicants for the LBO Program. New applicants will be able to enroll and make an appointment for a face to face interview with a CBP Officer at an authorized reporting location of their choosing. Once participation in the LBO Program is granted by CBP, the participant will receive an email with their Boater Registration (BR) number and password for SVRS. Current LBO participants must apply on-line for a password to access the float plan functions of SVRS.

The program is designed to provide LBO participants an easy to use web-based tool to record and update their intended international travel on a private vessel by filing a float plan.

Float plans consist of biographical information of all persons intending on traveling, vessel registration information and itinerary information. Once a float plan is entered and activated, SVRS will issue a float plan number. The float plan will be vetted by CBP prior to the vessels return to the United States. Upon return to the United States, the LBO participant who filled the float plan will contact the CBP Small Vessel Call Center (SVCC) to make a formal notification of arrival. Persons traveling who are not LBO members must report to their nearest CBP Office for immigration processing within 24- hours of arrival.

To file a float plan go to SVRS.

 

What telephone number do I call upon arrival into Florida?

 

The Florida Small Vessel Call Center (SVCC) can be reached at 1-800-432-1216 or 1-800-451-0393

To make formal notification of arrival on a float plan filed in SVRS call 1-877-330-7327.

 

What Information Do I Have to Have When I Call?

Vessel masters must have the following information available:

 

  • Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number);
  • Name of the boat and/or boat registration number;
  • CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer);
  • Homeport and current location; and
  • Return contact number.

 

Vessel masters who filed a float plan in SVRS only have to provide the float plan number.

After formal notification of arrival is made by the master of the vessel; those persons onboard who are not members of the Local Boater Option (LBO) Program or have been selected by CBP for an inspection, will have 24 hours to report for a face to face inspection at one of the following reporting location during their hours of operation.

 

Reporting Locations

South Florida

Key West
Monday through Friday 8AM - 4PM
301 Simonton Street, Suite 20
1 Key West, Florida
(305) 296-5411

Port of Miami
7 days a week 6AM - 10PM
903 South America Way Terminal H
Miami, Florida
(305) 536-4758

Tamiami Executive Airport
7 days a week 11AM - 7PM
14720 SW 128th Street
Miami, Florida
(305) 969-7511

Opa Locka Airport
7 days a week 9AM - 9PM
4371 NW 150th Street
Opa Locka, Florida
(305) 687-5475

Port Everglades
7 days a week 5AM - Midnight
1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 761-2000

Ft. Lauderdale General Aviation Facility
7 days a week 24 hours a day
1050 Lee Wagner Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 356-7946

Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport
7 days a week 9AM - 9PM
5575 NW 15 Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 356-7412

West Palm Beach
Monday through Friday 8AM - 4PM
1 East 11th Street
Riviera Beach, Florida
(561) 848-6922

Palm Beach International Airport
7 Days a week 8AM - 8PM
Bldg. 1612 South Perimeter Road
West Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 233-1083

Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County Intl. Airport
7 days a week 10AM - 6PM
2990 Curtis King Blvd
Ft. Pierce, Florida
(772) 461-1733

 

North/Central Florida

 

Port Canaveral
Monday through Friday 9AM - 4PM 120
George King Blvd
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(321) 783-2066, ext. 2

Daytona Beach Intl. Airport
Monday through Friday 10AM - 4PM
720 Coral Sea Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 248-8043

Fernandina Beach
Monday through Friday 8AM - 4PM
403 N. 3rd St
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-6154

Ft. Myers SW Florida Intl. Airport
Monday through Friday 9AM - 4PM
11000 Terminal Access Rd
Ft. Myers, FL 33913
(239) 561-6205

Orlando
Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
9076 Binnacle Way
Orlando, Florida 32827
(407) 825-4360

Jacksonville
Monday through Friday 8AM - 4PM
2831 Talleyrand Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 360-5020

Manatee
Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
400 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
(813) 634-1369

Melbourne
Monday through Friday 10AM - 4PM
One Air Terminal Parkway
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 674-5796

Panama City
Monday through Friday 9AM - 4PM (CST)
5209 W. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 785-4688

Pensacola
Monday through Friday 9AM - 4PM (CST)
880 N. Reus St., Suite 101
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 433-3205

Sarasota
Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
6048 Airport Circle
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-5040

St. Augustine
Thursday through Monday 12PM - 7PM
394 Estrella Road
St. Augustine, FL 32095
(904) 209-0099

St. Petersburg
Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
14700 Terminal Blvd. Suite 120
Clearwater, FL 33762
(727) 536-7311 Tampa
Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
1624 E. 7th Ave, Ste 101
Tampa, Florida 33605
(813) 712-6000

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