Paperwork Terms

Bill of Sale – Bill of sale invoice is provided with every item in addition to any title, registration or transfer paperwork. This proves that you have purchased an item from TS Recreational Inc. If an item will only have a bill of sale, that will be disclosed in the description and no other forms of paperwork will be provided. This is common with “parts only units.” Canadians should check with the border for import information.

Clear Title – Form of paperwork associated with a unit that will not and has not been tagged with a Salvage/Junk title. Canadians should check with the border for import information.

DNR Card – Similar to a registration card but is used for transfer of ownership without a title. Items that have a DNR card are non-titled units. This card is good for transfer of ownership in all states and Canada. Canadians should check with the border for import information.

Registration Card – Similar to a DNR card but is used for transfer of ownership. Items that have a Registration card may be titled as well. Canadians should check with the border for import information.

Document fees – We do charge a $50 per unit document fee to all Minnesota residents for all titled or registered items. This fee covers our time of doing the paperwork and taking it to the DMV for you, this is required by the state of Minnesota for all licensed dealers. If you purchase a boat on a trailer, you will pay two document fees since it is two items. Licensed dealers are exempt to these fees as long as Recreational Salvage is not doing the title transferring for the dealer.

Flood – Tagged with this marking when the unit has had water damage. Once a title has been branded flood it will always carry that designation from state to state. Canadians should check with the border for import information.

Junk Title – A junk title makes the unit un-register able for road use in any state. These items are usually only good for parts. Canadians should check with the border for import information.

Salvage Title – A Salvage title means that the item has been marked or tagged as salvage on the title. In Minnesota this means that you will have to have the item inspected before the title will be sent out by the state. Canadians should check with the border for import information.

Canadians – We have had thousands of customers import thousands of items into Canada. However, when in doubt, we always recommend that you contact your border crossing to answer any specific questions. If they are requiring a safety recall letter, you will want to get that from the manufacturer of the unit.

Canadian residents will need to have the paperwork to the border 72 hours in advance when importing ATV’s, bikes and snowmobiles. All other items do not need paperwork sent in advance. We will email all copies of the paperwork after the item closes. This email will include all info that you need to provide to the border crossing in advance.

All Canadian businesses must obtain a Minnesota sales tax ID number. This is very easy to obtain online. This is how it’s explained right from the state of Minnesota: Minnesota Statute 297A.72. A Canadian business must provide a fully completed exemption certificate, Form ST3, and must provide one of the following on the form in order to purchase exempt:

  1. Minnesota Tax ID number, or
  2. a tax ID number from one of the other 49 states, or
  3. a federal identification number (FEIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Canada issued business number is not an acceptable number on the exemption certificate when purchasing exempt from Minnesota sales tax. The Canada issued number may be commonly referred to as a goods and services tax ID number (GST), provincial sales tax ID number (PST) or harmonized sales tax ID number (HST).