Internet Sales

Agency: State

The Michigan Department of State issues the following notification to vehicle owners who buy (or are considering buying) a vehicle from a vehicle dealer over the internet:

The Michigan Department of State processes title applications as quickly as possible once it is received from the vehicle dealer. The department has recently observed some online vehicle purchase applications being submitted by vehicle dealers quite some time after the vehicle purchase resulting in online vehicle buyers waiting longer for their title and registration. State law requires these applications from Michigan dealers to be submitted within 15 business days. MCL 257.217(4).

If you have any additional questions about any delays in your application, please contact your vehicle dealer. To report potential violations, please contact the Regulatory Monitoring Division at