How to Sign Your Title in Michigan

Wondering where to sign your Michigan title? Below is a quick guide to help you with the process.

Where To Sign

On the front, bottom left of your document, find the ‘SIGNATURE(s) OF SELLER(s)’ section and sign.

Important Tips About Signatures On The Title

  • Signatures must be similar. Always check to ensure that you are signing correctly and accurately before you can sign the title.
  • Alien holders that have been listed on your title must be the ones to sign off the title. However, if the alien holder is not available or cannot sign, you will require to have the original lien release from the lien holder.

Where To Print Your Name

 On the ‘PRINTED NAME OF SELLER’ section on the back of your document right below the signature section, print your name.

Important Tips About Names

  • Ensure that the owner(s) name in the front of your title is an exact match of the seller’s name at the back of the title.
  • For multiple owners let’s say it reads ‘your name AND other owners name’ at the front of the title, both you and the other listed owner must sign the title.  

What If You Don’t Have A Title?

Michigan demands that you provide a title before you can sell a vehicle.

However, if you might have lost the title, you can get a duplicate copy from the Secretary of State branch office.

Duplicate Time

By mail (4 weeks)

In person (same day depending on location)



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