How much does it cost to register a car in Michigan?

I’m buying my first car and I need to get it registered. I know it’s supposed to be pricey, but I’d like to know exactly what it costs. How much is it to register a car in Michigan?

Answer
Congratulations on the new car! While I’d love to tell you exactly how much it’ll cost to register your vehicle, Michigan bases the registration fee on the driver and car specifications. Specifically, your registration fee will depend on:
  • Car size
  • Intended use
  • Make and model
  • Retail value
  • Ownership history
  • Your age
That said, a used four-car door valued at around $10,000 and intended for non-commercial use costs around $50 to register. While the cost will vary depending on your specifications, you can expect a standard car’s registration cost to be around this.
Before you can register your car, you’ll also need a car insurance policy that meets Michigan’s minimum requirements.
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 17, 2021
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