Michigan Boating Information
Registration Questions:(888) 767-6424
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

We do not have any local boating issues for Michigan at this time. If you have a boating related alert please email us at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

Boating Law Administrator(517) 373-7109
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:53'L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:59'
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

Michigan Boating Alerts:

E15 now at Pumps in Michigan - Buyer Beware

Testing by the DOE has indicated that higher blends of ethanol such as E15 can cause engine failure in marine engines and currently Michigan sells E15 at the same roadside gas pumps where you may fuel your trailer boat. E15, or gasoline with 15% corn-ethanol may also be enticing because it is commonly the lowest-priced fuel at the pump. Please make sure to take a good, long look at the pump before selecting fuel for your boat. Currently there is no marine engine warrantied to run on any gasoline fuel containing over 10% ethanol.