Title Histories

Ordering a title history

Vehicle title and registration histories are purchased through the Record Sales Unit. If you do not have a Record Lookup Account with the Department of State, you must complete a record request form for each title history. Use form BDVR-154 when requesting your own record and when requesting another person's record. Each form contains a list of permissible reasons for requesting the information. Customers requesting another person's title or registration history who do not have a permissible use will receive a record with all personal information redacted.

Note: Records requested by mail or fax, are mailed and should arrive within three weeks but may require as much as six weeks to process.

Make sure to include the license plate number, registration number, or vehicle identification number with your request.


Each title transaction requested is $11. For title histories with multiple transactions (for example, the vehicle changed owners several times), you will be charged $11 for each title transfer on record. An invoice for the balance owed will be sent to you.

A certified copy of a driving or vehicle record is available for $12.

Same-day service

Same-day service is available for customers requesting their own driving or vehicle records.

Customers needing same-day service for driving records only may visit any branch office.

Customers may obtain both driving and vehicle records at the Secretary of State Secondary Complex. Same-day service is not available for requests that require microfilm searches.

The Secretary of State Secondary Complex can also process walk-in requests for another person's record by the next business day. Walk-in requests are processed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Pay by cash, check, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA debit or credit card.


Pay by check, money order, or Discover, VISA, or MasterCard. Mail your completed BDVR-154 form and payment to:
                                    Michigan Department of State
                                    Record Sales Unit
                                    7064 Crowner Drive
                                    Lansing, MI 48918-1502


Pay by Discover, VISA, or MasterCard. Fax your completed BDVR-154 form to 517-335-6169. Customers with Department of State accounts may also submit record requests by fax.


Related Documents and Topics

> Record Request Form - Account Holder Record Lookup Request (BDVR-153) 
> Record Request Form - Non-Account and Individual Record Lookup Request (BDVR-154) 
> Record Request Form - For Governmental Agencies (BDVR-155)
> Replacement Title
> How to Read a Driving Record
> How to Read a Vehicle Record