The following information can be used as a quick reference to assist dealerships with some of the more common questions about CARS e-Services. If you have additional questions you are welcome to email Debbie Stapleton-Korn or call the MADA office at (800) 292-1923.
|CARS e-Services website||FAQ from the SOS||CARS e-Services advisories from MADA/DADA|
|BFS-4 Registrations (15-day permits)|
|Each temporary permit will be a live registration with a serialized number tied directly to the vehicle record. This will allow law enforcement to determine whether the BFS-4 was issued for the vehicle in question.
|Dispose of old BFS-4 stock (previously purchased from a branch office)
For audit purposes, it is necessary to keep a record of unused BFS-4 stock. This can be done by individually listing the numeric code on each registration, or list as a range. Once a dealership has recorded the information, the old forms should be destroyed. Preferably in such a way that they cannot be stolen and improperly used.
|Can I void a BFS-4? Not through CARS. Click here for details from SOS.|
|In-transit registrations – when branch offices are closed (non-CVR)|
|The “after hours” in-transit process remains as it was prior to CARS e-Services.
|Account managers and assigned users|
New vehicle dealers may assign (1) Account Manager and (2) additional users. These are the only individuals authorized to print BFS-4 temporary registrations.
Setting up users on your CARS account. MDOS has created step-by-step instructions to set up users for a dealership’s CARS account. Please review this handout for more information
Additional users. If more users are needed you may request access for additional staff by contacting MDOS Business Licensing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow 5 business days for the state to review your request.
Include in the request:
|On the RD-108…Base MSRP = Fee Category or Weight|
When completing the RD-108 it is necessary to use the same value for both the Base MSRP line and the Fee Category or Weight box.
|Plate transfer fee calculator|
A calculator is now built into the CARS e-Services website. Please review the following image for some tips to help you enter information. Please note: you will end up with inaccurate totals if you overlook a section or don’t pay close attention to the data being entered. (Such as, an MSRP of 35,000 will not return the same result as an MSRP of $35,001.)