|Michigan||Yes||All 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
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.
||Yes||Michigan'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 period||No||4/1/77|