Auto Mechanic

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 motor vehicle repair facilities and mechanics.

Section 4 of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act (MCL 257.1304) requires repair facilities to employ persons properly certified for the type of repairs performed by the facility. Holders of valid mechanic trainee permits must work under the supervision of a properly certified mechanic.

Persons who must be certified include:

  • Those who diagnose or repair the operating condition of a motor vehicle;
  • Those who perform bench repairs on motor vehicle component parts within a business required to be registered; or
  • Those who estimate or repair unitized body structural component damage.

For more information visit our Web site www.michigan.gov/sos or call 1-888-SOS-MICH (888-767-6424).

Revised: 07/2014