Buying a vehicle at a Michigan dealership

The dealer will:

  • Provide all necessary forms and ownership documents,
  • Collect the necessary fees and taxes,
  • File the title application at a Secretary of State branch office within 15 days from the date of delivery,
  • Purchase or transfer your license plate for you, and
  • Provide copies of all paperwork.

Never sign a blank document. Before you sign any papers, take the vehicle for a test drive. If buying a used vehicle, inspect it carefully and have a mechanic check it over.