01/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2023 11:06
BRAZORIA COUNTY - BRAZORIA COUNTY-Today, Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D. announced that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Brazoria County, and the Brazoria County Fire Fighters Association to provide the residents of Brazoria County with a free event to dispose of inoperable vessels. The Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) will take place February 6-9 from 8 am to 5 pm.
VTIP provides owners with a free and voluntary method to dispose of their vessels and boats. The GLO sponsors the removal of all fuel, oil, and batteries and TPWD verifies ownership and clears the vessels for disposal.
Vessel Turn-In Program Dates and Hours:
February 6-9, 2023
8 am to 5 pm
Brazoria County Precinct 2 - Commissioner Ryan Cade
21017 CR 171
Angleton, TX 77515
Brazoria County Precinct 3 - Commissioner Stacy Adams
2467 FM 528
Alvin, TX 77511
Removing abandoned vessels from coastal waters comes at a considerable expense-around $200-300 per foot. The GLO and its partners encourage communities to participate in VTIPs to avoid these steep costs and to keep their boats from becoming environmental or safety hazards. Since it began in 2015, VTIP has hosted 31 events in various coastal communities- in total, 1,206 derelict and inoperable boats measuring 20,103 linear feet have been removed from coastal areas through these essential programs.