Repair Facility Manual

Agency: State

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

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 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act can be accessed online at

Chapter Number/Title Rev. Date
Table of Contents 8/2016
Introduction 7/2015
Important Telephone Numbers 7/2015
Chapter 1, Licensing Requirements 7/2016
Chapter 2, Record Keeping Requirements 10/2015
Chapter 3, Body Shops 1/2016
Chapter 4, Pre-Repair Requirements 7/2016
Chapter 5, Work in Progress Requirements 1/2006
Chapter 6, Post-Repair Requirements 3/2005
Chapter 7, Mechanic Certification Requirements 3/2005
Chapter 8, Motor Vehicle Mechanic Repair Categories 2/2006
Chapter 9, Working With BRS 1/2006
Repair Manual Frequently Asked Questions 4/2017
Appendix A, Consumer Information Sign 3/2017
Appendix B, Waiver of Estimate 1/2006
Appendix C, Notice of Parts Return 1/2006
Appendix D, Written Estimate 7/2016
Appendix E, Written Invoice 1/2006
Glossary of Terms 1/2006