Secretary of State
The Dealer Manual is divided by chapter into PDF format files. What's this?
The Dealer Manual provides dealers with information about the requirements of the Michigan Vehicle Code, and to provide instructions in keeping and maintaining good records.
Changes in law or policy may require periodic updates to the Dealer Manual. Revised chapters are no longer mailed to licensees, but will be placed on the Michigan Department of State's Web site (www.Michigan.gov/sos) with revision dates for comparison. Any corresponding chapters in your Dealer Manual having dates that do not match the revision dates should be removed and replaced.
Issues that significantly impact dealers and their businesses are typically announced in Dealer Bulletins and Dealer Newsletters. These resources are also available online. Please check the Department of State's Web site frequently to ensure your dealer resources are up to date.
If a conflict appears between the language of this manual and the language of Michigan law, the law will prevail. Please refer to specific statute or consult an attorney if any conflict is perceived or encountered. The Michigan Vehicle Code can be accessed online at www.legislature.mi.gov.
Because of space limitations, the Dealer Manual only highlights basic requirements for Michigan dealers. It does not attempt to identify or explain every requirement of applicable law, rule or policy.
|Chapter Number/Title||Rev. Date|
|Table of Contents||
|Important Telephone Numbers||
|Chapter One - Licensing Requirements||
|Chapter Two - Record Keeping Requirements||
|Chapter Three - Titling and Registration||
|Chapter Four - Odometer Requirements||
|Chapter Five - Distressed Vehicles||
|Chapter Six - Broker Requirements||
|Chapter Seven - RD-108 Application for Title and Registration||
|Chapter Eight - Sales Tax||
|Chapter Nine - Foreign Salvage Vehicle Dealers||
|Appendix A - Forms and Publications||
|Appendix B - Branch Offices by City||