Vehicle Title Information

Titles and paperwork can be overwhelming and confusing. We’re here to make sure the process is smooth & simple for buyers. Just let us know how we can help with your vehicle title transfer:

Titled Items: title transfers will be done digitally through your online account. Login and select the Title Transfer option from the menu bar to start the process! By doing this from your online account BEFORE proceeding to pickup it will save you time at our facility. Our Title Coordinator will contact you and explain the process or you may call our office for further assistance.

Note to the buyers of titled items: Repocast.com, Inc. is required by the State of Michigan to broker all vehicles, trailers or titled items sold. The digital signature collected on the buyer’s invoice may be reused by Auction Co. for completion of title transfer or purchase agreement as required for items sold that are titled in the State of Michigan.

Fees Associated with Purchasing an item that requires a State of Michigan transfer of title ownership.

Michigan Resident buyers:

  • $125.00 Broker Title Processing Fee (plus Michigan state sales tax) will be charged for all titled items which we are required to broker.
  • $15.00 fee for State of Michigan title transfer will be charged.
  • Optional: Plate & Registration Fee. At your request, we can apply for your plates and registration on your behalf. If you wish to have us do so, you MUST provide us with proof of insurance for the purchased titled item before you can remove it from the auction site. If not, you must be prepared to tow or trailer your titled item. Fees are based on a calculation of new vehicle class and previous vehicle registration fees (required by State of Michigan). The applicable fees will be added to your invoice.
  • Optional: $1.00 Temporary Tag Fee. If you request a temporary tag a $1.00 fee is assessed by the State of Michigan and will be added to your invoice. **Please Note: if the consignor (seller) listed as seller on the title is a licensed car dealer in the State of Michigan, the temporary tag will be issued by that dealer upon our request from the buyer. Our company will email you the temporary tag when received from the issuing dealer. Please expect there may be a delay in receiving temporary tag only if the consignor (seller) is a licensed dealer in State of Michigan. If the consignor (seller) is not a licensed dealer, our company will issue the temporary tag at the time it is requested.
  • Optional: $1.00 Lien Fee. If there is a lien holder on the item purchased a $1.00 fee is assessed by the State of Michigan and will be added to your invoice.
  • Please note that buyers will need to sign the appropriate paperwork required by the state for title transfers. Title processing may take up to 15 business days. Then will take 4-10 business days to receive your title from the Secretary of State.

Non-Michigan Residents buyers:

  • $125.00 Broker Title Processing Fee (plus applicable sales tax rate based on state of residence).
  • $15 In – Transit Title Fee – State of Michigan will issue a 30 day temporary plate & registration for use of the unit until the buyer titles in their state of residence.
  • Any other necessary fees according to their state rules for titled items.
  • Please note that buyers will need to sign the appropriate paperwork required by the state for title transfers. Title processing may take up to 15 business days. Then will take 4-10 business days to receive your title from the Secretary of State.

For Out of Country buyers:

  • $125.00 Broker Title Processing Fee
  • State of Michigan requires we collect 6% sales tax and transfer the title as an “In-Transit” through the Michigan Secretary of State before the title is issued to the buyer.
  • If buyer is able to provide Repocast.com with a Bill of Lading showing export out of the US, sales tax may be waived.
  • All out of country buyers must contact our title department to start the paperwork before the item can go across the border. We will need to obtain the appropriate documents and signatures to transfer the title; this could take 3 to 5 weeks. We recommend all titled item purchases made with the intent of taking the titled item out of the country contact the title dept. as soon as a winning bid is accepted.

For Vehicle Dealers:

  • $25 Dealer Title Fee – for re-assignment of title. We may request a copy of your valid dealer’s license for verification.

QUESTIONS? Contact one of our Title Departments for more information:

  • Byron Center: (616) 261-4971
  • Ortonville: (248) 627-5200 ext. 9720
  • Wayland: (616) 261-4982
  • Gaylord: (989) 705-9005

Email us:

Vehicle Title Transfer Coordinator: titles@1800lastbid.com

President of Operations: Chad@1800lastbid.com

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