Boat Registration&Launching

Updated April 2022 – supersedes all previous versions
 
BOAT REGISTRATION AND IDENTIFICATION
Before launching, all boats must have:
1. A current State of Michigan registration sticker and MC numbers installed (if applicable)
2. The property owner's lot number, posted on both sides of all boats including canoes, kayaks, etc.. Residents must provide their own stick-on numbers (stickers must be contrasting color and 3 inches high minimum).
     A. Condo site lots will have a C prefix (due to duplicate lot numbers)
3. A Twin Lakes sticker on all boats including paddleboats, canoes and kayaks. The stickers should be placed on both sides of the motor for power boats.
Contact Boat Launch Coordinator for stickers.  Boats that are not properly identified will not be able to be launched.
Homeowners Association dues must be current to launch boats.
  • For April launching, dues must be paid by March 31st
  • For May launching, dues must be paid by April 30th
  • For June launching, dues must be paid by May 31st
  • No payments will be accepted at the boat launch dock
The launch restriction is linked to the lot number; no boat/pontoon may be launched under a different name that would be docked at your address/lot number.
 
BOAT LAUNCHING
Boat Launching Safety
For your own safety, the TLIA & TLVA boards stress the following:
1. Do not stand or walk on the ramp below the water line because the algae makes it very slippery.
2. Do not stand behind the boat when the towing driver is backing the boat into the water because the driver cannot see you.
3. Be cautious when climbing into your boat on the ramp. Boat trailers are not designed for easy access to your boat from the ground.
4. Use common sense! Accidents can happen in an instant but their consequences can last a lifetime.
 
The gate will be opened on October 1st for boat removal.  All boats must be removed from the lake by October 31, 2022.
 
 
Last year during launch season we had many residents who had boats or trailers in their yard for extended periods. We realize that people need time to prepare their boats. However, please do so in a timely manner as well as storing the trailer properly after launching your boat.
 
Plan ahead in order to avoid problems launching your boat. All boats must have current registration, MC numbers, Lot numbers, be current on HOA dues, and have a completed TLIA registration form(found here).  All numbers need to be on both sides of boat.
 
  -  Registration stickers on boat must be current
  -  Registration and lot numbers must be present on both sides of your boat
  -  Boats owned ONLY by property owners (no partnerships) shall be allowed on Tull Lake #1 or #2.
 
ABSOLUTELY NO BOATS LAUNCHED ON HOLIDAYS!
 
Launching of powerboats at the Community Beaches is PROHIBITED.  The launching site is at the South end of Tull Lake #2, near the water pump.  Boats will be launched only if the TLIA Registration Form has been reviewed and verified that all restrictions have been met.  There is no subdivision launch or public access provided for Tull Lake #1 (small lake).