Latest News on Driver Responsibility Fee Changes

  • ELIMINATING Driver Responsibility Fees

    The Driver Responsibility Law took effect October 1, 2003. There have been several amendments to this law. The most recent amendments ELIMINATE the Driver Responsibility Fee Law on October 1, 2018.

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    As of March 31, 2018, individuals who entered into a payment plan on or before February 1, 2018 have been identified and their outstanding Driver Responsibility Fees were eliminated. If there are no additional license actions pending, you may be eligible to reinstate your driver’s license without paying a reinstatement fee* March 31, 2018 through December 31, 2018.



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    Individuals who did not enter into a payment plan on or before February 1, 2018 are still responsible for making payments until October 1, 2018.All Driver Responsibility Fees and reinstatement fees* associated with Driver Responsibility Fees will be waived at this time.



    Please contact the Michigan Department of Treasury, 1-800-950-6227, for payment plan options. Once entered into a payment plan, individuals with no additional license actions pending may be eligible to reinstate their driver’s license without paying a reinstatement fee*, March 31 through December 31, 2018.

    Michigan Department of Treasury and Michigan Secretary of State are also partnering with local workforce development agencies to offer a Workforce Development Program in order to assist in the elimination of Driver Responsibility Fees in lieu of payment before October 1, 2018.  This program will work to identify existing participants in programs that meet the State of Michigan’s requirements.  It will also provide opportunities for interested individuals to enroll and participate in programs that will qualify them to eliminate their Driver Responsibility Fees.  For more information, please see our new Workforce Development Program Frequently Asked Questions.

    Eligible drivers can contact the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office for additional information regarding reinstating driving privileges at 1-888-767-6424.


    * Reinstatement fees will be waived through December 31, 2018. Beginning January 1, 2019, they will be required. If your license is currently suspended for other violations, such as failure to appear in court or driving on a suspended license, among others, you must clear these before reinstating.


    NEW  For more help, please see our new Frequently Asked Questions

  • Contact Us

    The Michigan Department of Treasury Office of Collections can be reached at 1-800-950-6227. Periodically the Michigan Department of Treasury experiences extremely high call volumes, which may result in lengthy wait time. For your convenience, the Michigan Department of Treasury, Driver Responsibility Fee Information Line has extended hours of:

    Monday – Thursday:
    8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM