Secretary of State
If you are selling your vehicle and cannot find its title, you will need to get a duplicate title at a Secretary of State branch office.
As seller, complete your part on the title assignment by signing it and adding the:
Note: If there is more than one owner named on the front of the title, all owners must sign.
If you are unable to accompany the buyer, maintain a record of the sale for at least 18 months. The record can be a photocopy of the reassigned title or a form or document that includes the vehicle's year, make, and Vehicle Identification Number, as well as the name, address, driver's license number and signature of the person to whom the vehicle is sold along with its purchase price and date of sale.
Under Michigan law, a seller is not liable for any damages or a violation of the law caused by the buyer if the seller maintains proof of sale.
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