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• Michigan State Park Recreation Passport The Recreation Passport is your $11 ticket to Michigan's state parks and outdoor adventures! Check "YES" when you renew your license plate. Where can $11 take you?

• Where on my new plate does the registration tab go? Where on my new plate does the registration tab go?

• Title Histories Vehicle title and registration histories can be purchased through the Record Lookup Unit for $8.00 per record.

• Fees for License Plates, Registrations and Titles Following is a summary of commonly requested information regarding vehicle plate, registration and title fees.

• Renewing Your License Plate Vehicle owners have 4 convenient methods of renewing: online, mail, self-service stations, and Secretary of State offices.

• Titling and Registering a Vehicle How to title and register a vehicle purchased from an individual, a dealership, or a family member.

• Michigan Auto Lost & Found The Abandoned Vehicle Law streamlines the procedures for identifying and processing impounded and abandoned vehicles

• Abandoned Mobile Homes How to title a mobile home abandoned in a mobile home park.


Learn about: Title and registration requirements; special titles; name changes; address changes; license plate fees; insurance requirements; new Michigan residents; lost titles; lost license plates; and deceased vehicle owners.
Learn about: Standard license plates, fundraising plates, disability placards, personalized plates, veteran and military plates, and other special license plates.
Learn about: Buying a vehicle from an individual or dealer; leasing options; buying a vehicle from a relative; Michigan's Auto Lemon Law; and your rights as a buyer.
Learn about: The responsibilities of an individual who is selling a vehicle, and how to replace a lost title.
Learn about: Locating a licensed repair facilities; vehicle restoration; collision repairs; and your legal rights in regard to vehicle repair.
Learn about: Disability parking and placard information, handicap parking, handicap plate, disabled parking permit, and wheelchair.
Learn about: Recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, watercraft, ORVs, and trailers.
Learn about: Information for Consumers
Learn about: Vehicle Safety issues.
Learn about: Michigan Residents Out-of-State
Learn about: Vehicles by reading our guides for buying or leasing a vehicle, how to display recreational vehicle decals, repair laws, and automotive information and complaint kits. Find most requested forms.

Vehicle Quick Links
 •  Renew Vehicle Plate
 •  Renew Watercraft
 •  Replacement Registration
 •  Replacement Title
 •  Instant Title Services
 •  Fees for License Plates, Registration & Titles
 •  Branch Office Locator & Hours
 •  Military Personnel
 •  Title Histories
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