Certificates of insurance; proof of insurance; confidentiality; false information; penalty
Once a resident of the state of Michigan has purchased an insurance policy for a motor vehicle, the automobile insurer must provide two “certificates of insurance” for the vehicle. One stays on file with the secretary of state, while the insured Michigan resident retains the other copy. The secretary of state also receives the Michigan resident’s “VIN” number, a confidential number identifying his or her car or truck. In this way, the secretary of state has proof that the vehicle is insured. A VIN number is confidential. Note: It is a criminal misdemeanor to supply false information to the secretary of state (for example, providing a false or “fake” certificate of insurance).
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