Steps to Register Your Aircraft
There are three steps to properly register your aircraft with the Federal government and the State of Michigan.
- Register your aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration by completing the FAA aircraft registration form 8050-1 and the FAA Bill of Sale form 8050-2 and return it to the FAA in Oklahoma City along with the $5.00 registration fee (address on form).
- Register your aircraft with the Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, by completing the Michigan Aircraft Registration form M-4004 and returning it to MDOT along with the registration fee of 1 cent per pound based on the maximum gross weight of the aircraft (address on form; envelope furnished). If you would like to pay in person, please call 517-335-9719 to schedule an appointment. CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE
- Pay use tax to the Michigan Department of Treasury. To determine if you owe use tax, go to the Department of Treasury's Aircraft website (form 1989) or call the Aircraft Unit, Discovery and Tax Enforcement Division, at 517-636-4120.
All MDOT forms can be obtained by CLICKING HERE, or writing:
Michigan Department of Transportation
Office of Aeronautics
2700 Port Lansing Road
Lansing, MI 48906-2171
All FAA forms can be obtained by CLICKING HERE.