Secretary of State
Please note: Vehicles includes motor vehicles, ORVs, and snowmobiles. Vessel includes watercraft.
Nationwide, abandoned vehicles and vessels pose an environmental, health and safety hazard. They also lower property values and have a negative impact on our quality of life. The task of identifying and removing junk cars and boats diverts local, county, and state government resources from more serious issues such as protecting the public and crime prevention.
Michigan is taking action to protect the public as well as the beauty and integrity of its communities. Michigan passed legislation in 2005 and 2014 to help reduce the number of abandoned vehicles and vessels. The laws streamlined the procedures for identifying and processing abandoned vehicles and vessels, while protecting the rights of owners.
The Abandoned Vehicle Search provides owners, law enforcement, and "custodians" (towing agencies, law enforcement agencies and municipal impound lots) with the tools needed to combat this problem.
Obtain information about:
Report disposition of a vehicle by logging into your account under Custodian Services
Obtain a replacement TR-52L Bill of Sale under Custodian Services