Repair Facility Manual

Agency: State

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Changes in law or policy may require periodic updates to the Repair Facility Manual. Revised chapters are no longer mailed to licensees, but will be placed on the Michigan Department of State's Web site ( with revision dates for comparison. Any corresponding chapters in your Repair Facility Manual having dates that do not match the revision dates should be removed and replaced.

If a conflict appears between the language of this manual and the language of Michigan law, the law will prevail.  Please refer to specific statute or consult an attorney if any conflict is perceived or encountered.  The Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act can be accessed online at

Chapter Number/Title Rev. Date
Table of Contents 8/2016
Introduction 7/2015
Important Telephone Numbers 7/2015
Chapter 1, Licensing Requirements 9/2018
Chapter 2, Record Keeping Requirements 11/2017
Chapter 3, Body Shops 12/2017
Chapter 4, Pre-Repair Requirements 10/2018
Chapter 5, Work in Progress Requirements 1/2018
Chapter 6, Post-Repair Requirements 1/2018
Chapter 7, Mechanic Certification Requirements 1/2018
Chapter 8, Motor Vehicle Mechanic Repair Categories 1/2018
Chapter 9, Working With RMD 7/2018
Repair Manual Frequently Asked Questions 4/2017
Appendix A, Consumer Information Sign 3/2017
Appendix B, Waiver of Estimate 4/2017
Appendix C, Notice of Parts Return 1/2006
Appendix D, Written Estimate 7/2018
Appendix E, Written Invoice 7/2018
Glossary of Terms 7/2018