How to Change the Address on a Michigan Car Title
Michigan residents in need of changing an address on a car title have several options available to them via the local Secretary of State (SOS) office ...
Motorists are required to change the address on a car title in Michigan as soon as they move from one residential address to another or when they move from an out-of-state address. ... Read More
The Michigan Secretary of State (MI SOS) offers the following methods for an address change: online, by mail or in person at a local MI SOS branch. When getting ready to obtain a new address for car title, motorists need to know that updating the address on a driver’s license will update the information on all other credentials. In such situation, vehicle owners will not be required to submit a separate car title address form, since the SOS connects both the vehicle and the driving records under the same name.
To update an address on a car title, vehicle owners may be able to utilize the ExpressSOS service, available at the MI SOS website. To initiate the online process for performing a title and registration address change, motorists need to provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number (SSN), their MI driver’s license or ID card number, and their date of birth. Vehicle owners who are unable to change the address on a car title online may also prepare the necessary information and submit the mandatory documentation personally at a nearby MI SOS office. Furthermore, drivers may be able to update a car title address via mail by sending a written request to the SOS office in Lansing, MI. Motorists who choose the mail-in method for updating a car title address may need to complete a change of address application form and mail it along with the written request. Note that after the MI SOS receives and processes the written request, a letter will be sent to the vehicle owner’s previous residential address. Motorists who do not want their new address to be shared with the new residents at their old address are recommended to consider using one of the other address update methods.
Note: A Michigan DMV title change address process in most cases must be performed within a given time frame after the actual move to a new residential address in a new state. Motorists who fail to update the address on their car title on time as required by state law may be subject to certain penalties.