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Changes in law or policy may require periodic updates to the Dealer Manual. Revised chapters are no longer mailed to licensees, but will be placed on the Michigan Department of State's website with revision dates for comparison. Any corresponding chapters in your Dealer Manual having dates that do not match the revision dates should be removed and replaced.
Issues that significantly impact dealers and their businesses are typically announced in Dealer Bulletins and Dealer Newsletters. Dealers should regularly check their CARS e-Services account for important messages and updates.
NOTE: If a conflict appears between the language of this manual and the language of Michigan law, the law will prevail. Please refer to specific statute or consult an attorney if any conflict is perceived or encountered. The Michigan Vehicle Code can be accessed online at www.legislature.mi.gov.
Because of space limitations, the Dealer Manual only highlights basic requirements for Michigan dealers. It does not attempt to identify or explain every requirement of applicable law, rule or policy.
|Chapter Number and Title||Revision Date|
|Table of Contents||01/2023|
|Important Telephone Numbers||01/2023|
|Chapter 1: Licensing Requirements||01/2023|
|Chapter 2: Record Keeping Requirements||01/2023|
|Chapter 3: Titling and Registration||01/2023|
|Chapter 4: Odometer Requirements||01/2023|
|Chapter 5: Distressed Vehicles||01/2023|
|Chapter 6: Broker Requirements||01/2023|
|Chapter 7: RD-108 Application for Title and Registration||01/2023|
|Chapter 8: Sales Tax||01/2023|
|Chapter 9: Foreign Salvage Vehicle Dealers||01/2023|
|Appendix A: Forms and Publications||01/2023|
|Appendix B: Branch Offices by City||05/2022|