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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Michigan ORV Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Off Road Vehicle Safety Certificate.

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  • ORV owners are required to obtain a certificate of title from the Michigan Secretary of State (SOS).
    • A Michigan title is not required on ORVs owned by nonresidents and used in Michigan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If an ORV certificate of title is lost, mutilated, or becomes illegible, the title holder applies to the Secretary of State for a duplicate title.