LANSING, Mich. — Michigan drivers would be able to register a vehicle or transfer a title at their local dealership under new legislation introduced on Wednesday by Sen. Roger Victory.
“This is about creating more options for hardworking folks to access in-person services when they buy or sell a car or need to register their truck,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “Auto dealers in our state are already allowed to process vehicle registrations and title transactions for cars and trucks they sell on their lots. My bill would allow them to expand these necessary services for vehicle purchases that happen outside of their dealership, like a direct seller-to-buyer transaction.
“This would provide better service to Michigan families and help reduce the backlog of people trying to get appointments at local secretary of state offices.”
Senate Bill 585 would allow auto dealerships in Michigan to perform vehicle registration and title transactions for all car and trucks, not just the vehicles they sell on their lot.
The bills would also allow dealerships to charge a fee for the services and removes the fee to the secretary of state for these transactions when completed by a dealer.
The bill has been referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee for consideration.