Secretary of State
If a Michigan dealer loses an assigned Michigan title for a vehicle, the dealer's best option is to contact the previous owner for a replacement title. If unable to do so, the dealer follows one of the two options shown below to apply for a resale title in the dealer's name:
If unable to obtain a replacement title from a previous Michigan owner, the dealer submits an RD-108 for a resale title and:
a) A TR-205 Ownership Certification
b) A copy of the page from their paper or electronic police book indicating how and when the vehicle was acquired for their inventory.
c) A BDVR-108 Odometer Mileage Statement completed by the dealer unless the vehicle is over 10 model years old.
d) Copies of the front and back copy of the lost Michigan title.
e) Purchase documents such as an auction receipt or a bill of sale confirming the vehicle is worth less than $2,500 and qualifies for self-certification, or, for a trade-in vehicle, a printed page from an on-line appraisal service (Kelly Blue Book, Edmunds, N.A.D.A. Guides, etc.).
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