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Every ORV sold through a dealer must be accompanied by a certificate of origin. This certificate of origin contains all of the information needed for applying for a certificate of title. The application for the title is made to the Secretary of State.

It is unlawful for a seller to sell or transfer an ORV without transferring the title or for a buyer to purchase or acquire an ORV without obtaining a title.

  • If an ORV is purchased through a dealer, application for a title will be made by the dealer on behalf of the buyer.
  • If an ORV is purchased from someone other than a dealer, the buyer applies for a title.

Application for a title must be made within 15 days of purchase or transfer.

Note: A Michigan title is not required on ORVs owned by non-residents and used in Michigan.

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