State Titling & Registration Requirements

Titling Requirements By State
State Titling Required
Delaware4
Alaska1
American Samoa1
Colorado4
Alabama4
Arkansas1
Arizona4
Illinois1
California1
Connecticut2
District of Columbia2
Kentucky1
Florida2
Georgia1
Guam1
Maine4
Hawaii2
Indiana1
Idaho1
Iowa1
Kansas4
Tennessee4
Louisiana1
Maryland1
Massachusetts1
Michigan1
Minnesota1
Mississippi3
Montana1
Missouri1
New Hampshire4
N Mariana Islands1
Nebraska1
Nevada1
New Jersey1
New Mexico1
New York1
North Dakota4
North Carolina1
Ohio1
Puerto Rico4
Oklahoma1
Oregon1
Virgin Islands4
Pennsylvania1
Rhode Island1
South Carolina1
South Dakota 1
Texas1
Utah1
Vermont1
Virginia2
Washington1
West Virginia1
Wisconsin1
Wyoming1
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State title vessels what vessels are required to be titled exempt vessels from titling What vessels are required to be registered What vessels are exempt from registration USCG Documented vessels to be registered reciprocity time to use a vessel on your waters? titling fees duplicate title fee Title transfer fee registration fees duplicate registration fee duplicate decal fee transfer registration fee late fee Titling Date
MichiganYesAll watercraft 20 ft. and over must be titled. Also, all watercraft with a permanently affixed engine, regardless of length, must be tilted. Watercraft not required to be titled may be titled upon request by the owner.1. A boat properly registered outside of Michigan temporarily using the waters of this state. 2. A boat owned by a governmental unit (federal, state, or local). 3. A ship's lifeboat. 4. Watercraft less than 20 feet in length not having a permanently affixed engine. 5. Watercraft documented (registered) by the U.S. Coast Guard. 6. An amphibious vehicle which is titled as a motor vehicle. Amphibious airplanes are also exempt. All watercraft on Michigan waters, including privately-owned lakes and waterways, must be registered and display a decal except those specifically exempt. 1. Watercraft 16 feet or less, propelled by hand either with oars or paddles, and not used for rental or commercial purposes. NOTES: All sailboats must be registered, regardless of length. All watercraft used by liveries, including paddle boats, must be registered. 2. Non-motorized canoes and kayaks not used for rental or commercial purposes. 3. Watercraft from a foreign country used here temporarily. 4. Watercraft registered in another state in accordance with the U.S. Coast Guard numbering system and used only temporarily in Michigan. (The watercraft would have a number similar to Michigan's MC number.) NOTE: When a watercraft is moved here and Michigan will be the state of principal use, the out-of-state registration is valid for 60 days (unless expired). 5. Watercraft owned by the U.S. government when used for public service (non-recreational) purposes. The vessel must be clearly identified as such. 6. Rafts, sailboards, surfboards, and swim floats (personal flotation devices). Applies to all lengths. 7. All terrain vehicles not used as a vessel. 8. A ship's lifeboat. YesMichigan's statue does not prescribe a number of days: (2) If a vessel is actually numbered in another state of principal use in accordance with a federally approved numbering system, it is in compliance with the numbering requirements of this state while it is temporarily being used in this state. [MCL 324.80122(2)] Michigan watercraft dealers issue a 15-day temporary registration while application for title and registration is in process.Watercraft title fee: $5 Instant title service: an additional $5$5 for regular duplicate title (mailed) $10 for instant duplicate title (issued on site)$5 for regular transfer title (mailed) $10 for instant transfer title (issued on site)$2$2 plus prorated fee to update the registration to the current 3-year registration periodNo4/1/77
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