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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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lincense plates for tow dolly

New to the forum-looks interesting. bought used tow dolly to tow wifes car to florida, do I need a michigan plate for this, didn't have a plate on it or a mount for one, previous owner said bhe never licensed it from texas to mi years sgo. thenk you in advance for any help.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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No plate required for a tow dolly.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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Old October 20th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #4
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so does the towed vehicle need to be plated ?
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Old October 20th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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This should help. The question was asked on Gl before:
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does a car dolly needs a plate

Not in Michigan. Dollies are considered coupling devices and do not need plates.



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Tow dollies are two-wheeled towing devices used to transport vehicles by supporting one axle on the dolly, with the other axle on the road. A 1985 agreement between the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of State considers them as “coupling devices” rather than trailers in Michigan. The Michigan Department of State will not issue a registration plate for a tow dolly. Do not stop vehicles or issue citations for failing to display a registration plate on a tow dolly.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ms...e_203934_7.pdf

Very top of Page 4.

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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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so does the towed vehicle need to be plated ?
It would seem so.
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I have tow barred unplated vehicles, so I doubt you need a plate on the towed vehicle.

You can even drive an unplated vehicle if you have a signed title and are going straight home.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #8
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I have tow barred unplated vehicles, so I doubt you need a plate on the towed vehicle.
That's like saying: "I have driven 85mph on a michigan highway, so I doubt there is a speed limit in force".

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You can even drive an unplated vehicle if you have a signed title and are going straight home.
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