Dealer Manual

Agency: State

The Dealer Manual is divided by chapter into PDF format files. What's this?

The Dealer Manual provides dealers with information about the requirements of the Michigan Vehicle Code, and to provide instructions in keeping and maintaining good records.

Changes in law or policy may require periodic updates to the Dealer Manual. Revised chapters are no longer mailed to licensees, but will be placed on the Michigan Department of State's Web site (www.Michigan.gov/sos) with revision dates for comparison. Any corresponding chapters in your Dealer Manual having dates that do not match the revision dates should be removed and replaced.  

Issues that significantly impact dealers and their businesses are typically announced in Dealer Bulletins and Dealer Newsletters. These resources are also available online. Please check the Department of State's Web site frequently to ensure your dealer resources are up to date. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If a conflict appears between the language of this manual and the language of Michigan law, the law will prevail. Please refer to specific statute or consult an attorney if any conflict is perceived or encountered. The Michigan Vehicle Code can be accessed online at www.legislature.mi.gov

Because of space limitations, the Dealer Manual only highlights basic requirements for Michigan dealers. It does not attempt to identify or explain every requirement of applicable law, rule or policy. 

 

Chapter Number/Title  Rev. Date 
Table of Contents 

11/2015

Introduction 

03/2014

Important Telephone Numbers 

11/2015

Chapter One - Licensing Requirements 

03/2016

Chapter Two - Record Keeping Requirements 

10/2015

Chapter Three - Titling and Registration 

11/2015

Chapter Four - Odometer Requirements 

03/2013

Chapter Five - Salvage 

11/2014 

Chapter Six - Broker Requirements 

09/2014

Chapter Seven - RD-108 Application for Title and Registration 

02/2016

Chapter Eight - Sales Tax 

02/2016

Chapter Nine - Foreign Salvage Vehicle Dealers 

11/2014 

Appendix A - Forms and Publications 

04/2015

Appendix B - Branch Offices by City

04/2015