Michigan Boating Information
Registration Questions:(517) 284-7275
Boating Registration Website:http://www.michigan.gov
State Tax Department Website:http://www.michigan.gov/treasury
Registration Grace Period (Days):60 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:6%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Boating Law Administrator(517) 373-7109
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:45'L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:65'
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Taillights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Reflectors:Yes
Flares:N/A
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Tiedowns:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes
Insurance:Yes
Oversize Trailer Permit:(517) 241-8999
Website:www.michigan.gov/truckers
For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com