Find a Self-Service Station for fast license plate tab renewals
Scan. Pay. Go!
Renewing vehicle tabs is a snap thanks to automated Self-Service Stations now in dozens of Secretary of State offices across Michigan. The ATM-style machines give customers the ability to renew their vehicle tabs without waiting for service at the counter.
Customers simply follow the touch-screen directions and scan the bar code on their renewal notice. Upon verifying the information and accepting the credit card, the Self-Service Station prints a vehicle tab and receipt. Transactions usually can be accomplished in seconds.
For your convenience, the best way to use a self-service station is to have:
- A renewal notice with their correct name, address, vehicle information and personal identification number (PIN) or the phrase "insurance verified electronically" printed on it.
- A valid Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card or a branded debit card. A nominal processing fee will be charged.
Self-Service Stations cannot be used to renew Gross Vehicle Weight tabs.
The Self-Service Stations are the latest in a long list of technological improvements. ExpressSOS.com lets you make a variety of transactions from home, including driver’s license renewals, address changes, and a “print ‘n’ go” feature in which you can print a copy of your new registration to use until your tabs arrive in the mail.
To find the nearest branch office Self-Service Station:
Visit our Branch Office Locator to find the location nearest you offering a self-service station. On the upper left side of the page, click on the Search icon. You’ll see a drop-down menu; select "Self-Service Stations.” Upon finding the Self-Service Station nearest you, simply click on the branch office name to see the hours that the Self-Service Station is available. Many can be used 24/7.
Beyond the branch office:
In addition to branch offices, there are other buildings that have Self-Service Stations:
ALLEN PARK: Frank J. Lada Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White Street. Available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and when the buildings are open for public meetings.
DIMONDALE: Department of State Building, 7064 Crowner Drive, Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
FRANKENMUTH: Frankenmuth Credit Union, 580 N. Main Street. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
GRAND RAPIDS: Meijer, 1540 28th Street SE. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
LANSING: Richard H. Austin Building, 430 W. Allegan Street. Available during State office hours.
LINCOLN PARK: Meijer, 3710 Dix Highway. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
THREE RIVERS: Three Rivers City Hall, 333 W. Michigan Ave. Available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and when the buildings are open for public meetings.
WAYNE: Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Road. Available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and when the buildings are open for public meetings.