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Required State License(s):

Vehicles must comply with the standards established by the Michigan Vehicle Code (1949 PA 300). To view an electronic copy of the Michigan Vehicle Code please visit the Michigan Legislature Web site at For questions regarding vehicle titling visit the Michigan Department of State's Web site or call 1-888-SOS-MICH (888-767-6424).

Contact the Department of State; telephone:1-888-SOS-MICH (888-767-6424), for further information.

Further Information:

Manufacturer must furnish a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) to dealer when car is shipped. There is no prescribed format for the MCO as long as the required information is contained in the form. Required information: Manufacturer's Name, Year, Name of Vehicle, Body Style, and Vehicle ID (VIN) #. If vehicle is built on pre-manufactured chassis purchased from another company, the chassis will come with a VIN #. This number should be used for the finished product. Otherwise, contact the SAE in Warrendale, PA, telephone: 724-776-4841X8511, for VIN #.

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has standards for recreational vehicles (campers, motor homes, etc.). They may be reached at 1896 Preston White Drive, Box 2999, Reston, VA 20191, telephone: 703-620-6003.

Michigan Manufacturers' Guide To Environmental, Safety & Health Regulations

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offers a reference guide that provides environmental and safety assistance to Michigan facilities. The guide includes easy-to-read information about state and federal environmental laws and rules. It also contains direct phone numbers to agency experts. The guide begins with a self-assessment checklist to steer you through the requirements that affect your business. The cost of the guidebook is around $25 and it is distributed every other year at corresponding events called the Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference.

If interested in attending a workshop or ordering the guidebook, please call the Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278 for further information.

Updated: 12/20/2019