Title and Registration
A title is a legal document that shows who owns certain property. In Michigan, motor vehicles, trailer coaches, trailers weighing 2,500 pounds or more empty, off-road vehicles, pickup campers, and watercraft 20 feet and over or with a permanently affixed engine must be titled.
All motor vehicles and trailers used on Michigan roads must be registered and display valid license plates. A registration shows the plate number and what vehicle that plate is registered to. To register a motor vehicle, provide either the previous registration or proof of insurance and ownership documents.
What Vehicles Require Titles and Registration?
- Trailers All trailers used on-road must be registered and those over 2500 lbs (empty weight) must also be titled.
- Titling and Registering Vehicles Tax and title; buying a new license plate; transferring a license plate;
- Secretary of State Frequently Asked Questions - Vehicle Titles Answers questions about Vehicle Titles and Vehicle Registrations.
Title and Registration Fee Information
- How much will my license plate cost and how are the license plate fees calculated? Plate fees/calculations