Every a vehicle in a particular state (regardless of where it was manufactured) needs to be authorized by the concerned transport authorities through the process of registration. The registration of a particular vehicle confers an identification number, which is then displayed at either the rear end of the vehicle or on the windshield so it can be visible to concerned authorities. The identification number is unique for every vehicle and is in consonance with the timeline of the vehicles registration. The need for such arises when the authorities have to link a missing/stolen vehicle to its rightful owner which in any case would be the one registered with the authorities. Also, to trace any vehicle involved in criminal activity (ranging from mere traffic violations to murder investigations) to its original owner, the VIN comes in handy.
The state of Michigan is no exception. The Michigan Penal Code clearly states that any owner of a particular vehicle has a binding responsibility to register his vehicle with the Michigan transport regulation authorities. Failure to do so may result in confiscation of the owners driving license or worse, conviction for misdemeanor. The Michigan vehicle identification number should be clearly visible on the vehicle for the authorities to see at all times. Any attempt to hide; scratch off the VIN, or misrepresent the identity of the vehicle will be considered a felony for which the consequences will be decided by the authorities.
The transport regulation authorities provide easy incentives for customers of all kinds for their vehicle registration. It offers easy and time saving mode of registration from the transport dealership companies directly instead of going to the authorities. The registration takes up to 10 minutes. The vital information required is the basic identity information of the customer. The DMV at Michigan makes all the possible effort to make sure that all vehicles in the state, both new and used, should have their VINs recorded with the Department of Motor Vehicles so that there remains a safe record of all vehicles in the state of Michigan.