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Vehicle Records

  • Record information is available to individuals, commercial customers, and government agencies.

    You must meet the requirements under the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and have a valid, permissible purpose to request vehicle record information.

    If you don’t have permission to access personal information in a record, that information will be redacted or concealed in any records you do request, or your request will be denied.

  • Our department is required to maintain vehicle records for:

    • 15 years – title record histories
    • 4 years – registration record histories
  • $15 for each record. Add $1 per record when requesting a certified record.

    If no record is found, you will be charged with any lookup fees associated with your request.

    If you are ordering bulk records, the fee will depend upon the number of records requested.

  • You may request current ownership, a complete history, or a partial history for specified dates.

    You may also request records for all assets registered or titled through the Michigan Department of State for individuals or companies. However, precise information is required because information is retrieved based on an exact name and address match.

    Care must be taken in how the information for these requests are submitted because the records are retrieved by exactly matching the names and addresses as they were provided.

    Vehicle history requests can cost significantly more than a single record request because the search may involve multiple records.