There’s nothing worse than going to sell or get rid of your car only to realize, you don’t have your title. While dealing with the DMV and all the paperwork can be a hassle, you’re one step ahead of the game. We’ve done all the grunt work and have created this how-to guide on getting your title in Michigan. Check it out below:
The state of Michigan gives you two options for submitting a request for a duplicate title. You can either go through the Department of State’s online ExpressSOS or you can go through the process of filling out an application at any Secretary of State branch office.
Before filling out the application online, make sure you have your Social Security number, your Michigan driver’s license, and you’ll need to know your date of birth and your eye color. If you’re filling it out in person, you’ll need to provide your ID and have the owner of the vehicle present to sign the application.
To get your duplicate title you’ll have to pay the $15 fee, and you’ll get your new title in the mail in 7 to 10 days. There’s also the option to pay an extra $5 for same day service to get your title that day. But, this service is only available if you get your title through certain Secretary of State branch offices.
Note: this information is subject to change and is for informational purposes only. Be sure to check with your local DMV to make sure that all processes are the same, or you can visit the Michigan DMV page.