Michigan Historic Registration Information..
Effective September 2011, Michigan residents as well as non-Michigan residents (who's snowmobiles meet the age requirements) MAY also NOW PURCHASE a Michigan Historic Snowmobile Registration. Cost of this Registration is $50 and remains valid for as long as you own the machine. Snowmobiles that are registered as Historic are EXEMPT from the requirement to also have Michigan Snowmobile Trail Permit.
ALL Michigan Historic Registrations are processed by mail only, and there are a couple of documents that must also accompany the Historic Registration application. It's a pretty easy process and last I heard, it was taking just over 5 working days turnaround time (my be as much a two weeks now).
Here is the link for Historic Snowmobile application. You will type directly on the document and then print it off and sign. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/SOS448_Historic_Snowmobile_App_362171_7.pdf
If you have a current OR expired MI snowmobile registration, send it along with the above document. If you do NOT
have a current or expired MI snowmobile registration you will need to complete
the Certificate of Ownership form
Certificate of Ownership form link.
You submit the Application form for each sled, also send in the Ownership Certification Form or Proof of Ownership form-- this form asks where/when/how much you paid.
Here is the link for this form: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/tr-205_16198_7.pdf
You will need to fill out one of these for each sled
, and you will also have to pay the tax due on the purchase price claimed.
If you have any problems please get back with us- we have the staff at the special projects section of SOS in Lansing pretty well in line with how this is supposed to work- but if you have any trouble please don't hesitate. We can call them after we get the facts from you.
Everything gets mailed to the following address (note, the below address is correct, there is not a street number for this address).
Michigan Department of State
Out-of-State Resident Services Unit
Lansing, MI 48918