Secretary of State
Instant Title Offices
Instant title services are available at all Secretary of State branch offices.
There is a $20.00 fee for an instant title ($21.00 if adding/removing a lien). The vehicle owner must appear in person for instant title service. The owner cannot appoint an agent for an instant title transaction. If there are two owners of a vehicle, both owners must appear in person for instant title service (see NOTE below for duplicate titles).
Duplicate (replacement) instant title transactions
NOTE: For duplicate (replacement) instant title transactions when there are two owners on the title record, only one owner needs to appear and sign the title application. An appointment of agent is not needed from the other owner. Both owner names will appear on the duplicate title.
Every instant title application is unique, but all persons processing a title application must present a Michigan or out-of-state photo driver license or ID card. Also, the vehicle identification number or hull identification number (for watercraft) is required for every instant title application.
Please check with our Information Center at 1-888-SOS-MICH (1-888-767-6424) to make sure you have all the correct paperwork before traveling to a branch office for an instant title.
Transactions NOT Eligible for instant titles
Most title transactions involving a Michigan title are eligible for instant title service at many Secretary of State branch offices (listed below). The following title transactions are NOT eligible for instant title service: