Michigan Vehicle Bill of Sale
A Bill of Sale is a legal document that provides evidence of the transfer of ownership for a specific item or property. It includes transaction details such as the names and addresses of the buyer and seller, item description, condition (if relevant), sale price, and any warranties or guarantees.
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When there is a transaction involving selling and buying a motor vehicle in the state of Michigan, a Michigan motor vehicle bill of sale (Form TR-207) is drawn. This form contains important details about the buyer, seller, and item; alongside other documents, it is also presented when registering and titling a vehicle. The price of the vehicle and terms and conditions of purchasing the vehicle is also stated in the form.
A Mileage Declaration Form (also known as an Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form BDVR-108)) is also a required document for registration. Finally, buyers and sellers must sign the document.

Vehicle Registration

Within 15 days of acquiring a vehicle for the first time, the vehicle must be registered. This registration is carried out at the SOS Office (Secretary Of State). In cases where the vehicle is moved in from another state into Michigan, the person who owns it must register the vehicle immediately he/she completely registers themselves as a resident of Michigan. However, this registration lapses and is to be renewed once in twelve (12) months through an online medium called ExpressSOS or by making a physical appearance at any SOS office .

Registration Center

As stated previously, registrations are to be done physically at any branch of the Secretary of State (SOS) Office. It is required by the SOS that the person buying and the person selling are to make a physical appearance at the office during registration in order to ease the change/transfer of ownership/title.

Documents Needed For Registration

  • Proof of Purchase (which is a Bill of Sale (Form TR-207) in this case);

  • A Mileage Declaration Form (also known as an Odometer Disclosure Statement ( Form BDVR-108 )

  • Certificate to prove transfer of ownership (in cases where this is unavailable due to it being misplaced, the certificate can be replaced);

  • A driving permit that is accepted in Michigan;

  • A completely filled application for the titling and registration of your vehicle; this is necessary in cases where the motor vehicle is moved in from another state into the state of Michigan;

  • Payment of registration cost;

  • Document showing that the vehicle has been insured with coverages for:

    • PIP (Personal Injury Protection);

    • Protection of property;

    • Protection for damages caused to property and physical injury caused to person;

  • In cases where someone else registers the vehicle in place of the original owner of the vehicle, a Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney is required