(1) The administration of vessel registration and titling as set forth in this chapter is under the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which shall provide for issuing, handling, and recording of all vessel registration and titling applications and certificates, including the receipt and accounting of vessel registration and titling fees.
(2) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall keep electronic records and perform such other clerical duties as required pertaining to:
(a) Vessel registration and titling.
(b) Suspension of the vessel operating privilege under ss. 327.35-327.355.
(3) All records made or kept by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles under this law are public records except for confidential reports.