Michigan DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Title Transfer


Currently, CARS is unaware of any special notification requirements for Michigan. However, we recommend you make a copy of the front and back of the reassigned title and maintain it as a "record of sale".

"Under Michigan law, a seller is not liable for any damages or a violation of law that subsequently results from the use of ownership of the vehicle by the purchaser if the owner maintains proof of sale." CARS has access to sale documents.


Please remove your license plate(s) from the vehicle and keep your license plate(s). Never leave them on the vehicle. You may transfer the plates to another vehicle you own or purchase.


The purchaser of your donated vehicle is NOT the charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services.
For more information on vehicle, contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:

Michigan Department of State
Lansing, MI 48918

Phone: 888.SOS.MICH; 888.767.6424
SOS Website Office Locator