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Michigan Information Purchaser Bond

Purchase your bond instantly online when you choose one of the 3 term options below. Save time and money by extending your bond term. Choosing a longer term now means you pay 25% less for your bond each year and forego the annual renewal process.


1 year term



2 year term - save $62.50!



3 year term - save $125.00!

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How much does an information purchaser surety bond cost in Michigan?

Michigan information purchaser bonds cost $250 for a one-year term and can be purchased instantly online when you work with Save time and money by purchasing your bond for a multiple-year term up-front with our 25% multi-year discount.

Bond Type
$25,000Information Purchaser Bond

Why do I need this bond?

A Michigan information purchaser surety bond is required before you or your company can purchase information regarding driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and other personal records from the Michigan Department of State. This bond is used to ensure information purchasers adhere to state laws that regulate the buying and selling of personal information. Under current law, lists cannot be sold for marketing and/or solicitation. Information may be purchased for the following reasons:

  • For use in connection with matters of motor vehicle and driver safety or auto theft
  • For verification of the accuracy of personal information submitted by an individual to a business
  • For use in investigative purposes for a civil, criminal, administrative or arbitration proceeding in a federal, state or local court or governmental agency
  • For use in legitimate research activities and in preparing statistical reports for commercial, scholarly or academic purposes by a bona fide research organization
  • For use by a news medium in the preparation and dissemination of a report related in part or in whole to the operation of a motor vehicle or public safety
  • For any use by an individual requesting information pertaining to himself or herself

If you’re ready to get the bond you need, purchase your Michigan information purchaser bond online.

What’s the fine print?

Michigan information purchaser surety bonds are continuous until canceled, and 30 days notice prior to cancellation is required.

Access to personal information may be bought for $8 per inquiry. The Michigan Department of State requires a letter of explanation for why you need the records, a signed agreement detailing the terms of use of the records and a surety bond in the amount of $25,000.

Additional information for information purchasers

Personal information can be accessed and purchased through a program called “Direct Access.” To obtain the forms needed to establish your Direct Access account, submit your request with the following information:

  • Program you are interested in (Direct Access Program)
  • Company name and address
  • Contact person’s name
  • Contact person’s telephone and fax numbers
  • Contact person’s e-mail address

You can find more information about Direct Access linked to from the Additional Resources section of this page.

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