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Driver Responsibility Highlights
Law Changes Effective April 1, 2013 PDF icon Public Act 203 Amends the Driver Responsibility law regarding driver license reinstatement
Law Changes Effective October 1, 2012 PDF icon Starting October 1, 2012, some driver responsibility fees will be eliminated.
Drivers with seven points or more on their driving record will receive fee assessments. As of November of 2006, point assessments will be issued.
If you have received an "Order of Action" notice alerting you of a Driver Responsibility Fee suspension,
Second Year Driver Responsibility Fee Notices Starting in April 2005 second year Driver Responsibility Fee notices will be issued.
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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

What is Driver Responsibility?
Public Act 165 of 2003, known as the Driver Responsibility Law, took effect October 1, 2003. This law was amended by Public Act 52 of 2004, Public Act 460 of 2008 and Public Act 255 of 2012.

Its purpose is to encourage traffic safety by deterring potentially dangerous driving behavior. Other states, including New Jersey and Texas, have implemented similar laws. Michigan's Driver Responsibility Law calls for a monetary assessment for drivers who:

  • Are convicted of specific qualifying offenses, or

  • Accumulate seven or more qualifying points on their driving records

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