Form TR-207 "Bill of Sale for Trailer, Watercraft or Snowmobile" - Michigan

What Is a Michigan Boat Bill of Sale?

Form TR-207, Bill of Sale for a Trailer, Watercraft, Snowmobile or ORV, is an official document filled out during the sale of a vessel, ORV, snowmobile, trailer, or mobile home in the state of Michigan. It is issued by the Michigan Secretary of State and last updated on June 1, 2019. Download the fillable version of the Michigan Boat Bill of Sale through the link provided below.

Alternate Name:

  • Michigan Boat Bill of Sale

Form TR-207 should be filled out every time you sell or buy a boat in the state. It documents the essential details of the sale and serves as legal proof that substantiates the fact of ownership transfer. The buyers use the completed form to register the newly purchased boat. The sellers keep their copy to prove the release of responsibility.

Does a Boat Bill of Sale have to be Notarized in Michigan?

The document does not require notarization.

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How to Sell a Boat in Michigan?

Selling a boat in Michigan is a simple procedure. Remember, that every boat operating in Michigan waters must be registered and have a registration decal (sticker). After selling your watercraft, all you have to do in order to transfer ownership is complete the back of your watercraft registration and provide it to the buyer. If the registration or title is lost or destroyed, you can obtain a duplicate at a Secretary of State office or online through ExpressSOS. However, it is not required, as you can transfer ownership by completing a bill of sale.

For the ownership transfer to be valid, the Michigan Bill of Sale for a Boat has to contain the following information:

  1. Name of the seller;
  2. Description of the watercraft you sell, including the year, make, serial number, registration number, and year of the last decal;
  3. Date of sale;
  4. Name of the buyer;
  5. The full address of the buyer, including the street address, city, state, and ZIP code;
  6. Selling price;
  7. The full address of the seller;
  8. Seller's signature.

If you use this form to sell a trailer or a trailer coach, you must attach the previous registration to this document. If you cannot provide it, ask a weighmaster to certify the weight of the trailer you sell.

If your watercraft is 20 feet and longer or has a permanently affixed engine, it must be titled. In this case, the ownership is transferred by a properly assigned title. If the title is lost, a duplicate can be requested online or at a Secretary of State office. As an option, a surety bond or court order can be used for ownership transfer.

The sale or purchase of an abandoned vessel requires the document called Form TR-52L, Abandoned Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale. This form is not available online. It can be obtained at the Michigan Department of State only. To get it, a representative of a towing company, custodian, or police agency has to fill out and submit Form TR-52LR, Request for TR-52L Abandoned Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale.

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Bill of Sale
Clear Form
I ___________________________________ sold the following
:
(check one)
Printed Name
Non-titled Trailer
Non-titled Watercraft
Snowmobile
Year
Make
Serial Number
Registration Number
Year of Last Decal
Date of Sale
Buyer Information
Buyer’s Name
Street Address
City
State
Zip
Seller Information
Selling Price
Signature of Seller
X
$
Seller’s Street Address
City
State
Zip
Trailers and trailer coaches must have the previous registration attached for the
weight or have the weight certified by a weighmaster (commercial scales):
Empty Scale Weight:
Business Name
Signature of Weighmaster
Business Address
X
TR-207 (06/19)
Authority granted by P. A. 300 of 1949, as amended.
Bill of Sale
Clear Form
I ___________________________________ sold the following
:
(check one)
Printed Name
Non-titled Trailer
Non-titled Watercraft
Snowmobile
Year
Make
Serial Number
Registration Number
Year of Last Decal
Date of Sale
Buyer Information
Buyer’s Name
Street Address
City
State
Zip
Seller Information
Selling Price
Signature of Seller
X
$
Seller’s Street Address
City
State
Zip
Trailers and trailer coaches must have the previous registration attached for the
weight or have the weight certified by a weighmaster (commercial scales):
Empty Scale Weight:
Business Name
Signature of Weighmaster
Business Address
X
TR-207 (06/19)
Authority granted by P. A. 300 of 1949, as amended.