Auto Dealer

Agency: Department of State

Required State License(s):  

The Michigan Department of State's Business Licensing and Regulation Division (BLRD) licenses and regulates Michigan's new and used motor vehicle dealers. For more information visit our website www.michigan.gov/sos or call 1-888-SOS-MICH (888-767-6424).

Contact the Department of Treasury, Sales, Use and Withholding Division; (517) 636-4660 636-4230 for a Registration Booklet For Michigan Taxes (518).

Other Possible License(s):

If an auto dealer finances all purchases, the dealer must be licensed as an Installment Seller of Motor Vehicles. Contact the Office of Financial and Insurance Services; 1-877-999-6442.

For Installment sales of other products, no license is required, but certain limits apply about the rate of interest that can be charged. Contact the Office of Financial and Insurance Services; 1-877-999-6442.

Revised: 07/2014



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