Secretary of State
Submit your out-of-state title at a Secretary of State branch office. If more than one owner shows on the out-of- state title, all owners must be present, or the one present must have an Appointment of Agent form to sign for the other owner. Proof of valid Michigan no-fault insurance must be presented to purchase a Michigan license plate.
If your out-of-state title is being held by a lien holder, you may take your out-of-state registration (it can be recently expired) or proof of the out-of-state title to any Secretary of State branch office along with proof of Michigan no-fault insurance for the vehicle. Michigan will issue a "FOREIGN OWNERSHIP-REGISTRATION ONLY" registration for the vehicle. A Michigan title is not issued. The out-of-state title remains the ownership document.
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