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Ok, all motor vehicles and trailers used on Michigan roads must be registered and display valid license plates. A registration shows the plate number and what vehicle that plate is registered to. To register a motor vehicle, provide either the previous registration or proof of insurance and ownership documents.
According to the Michigan Dept of State:
All persons processing a title application must present a Michigan or out-of-state photo driver license or ID card.
Individuals who need to obtain a title may process an application at any Secretary of State branch office. Title applications require proof of vehicle ownership and proper identification.
So it looks like you could present an ID card to get a car registered as long as you have proof of insurance on the vehicle.
Within 15 days of buying a vehicle, you must title it in your name at a Secretary of State branch office. Failure to transfer the title within that time will result in a $15 late fee. At the time of titling, a $15 title transfer fee will be collected as well as 6% use tax.
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