Renewing Your License Plate

Your Renewal Options

Select the renewal method that works best for you. Online or mail renewal services provide convenient alternatives to visiting a Secretary of State office. (If your license plate has expired, you cannot renew online or at a Self-Service Station.)

You will receive a license plate tab showing the month and year of expiration. Place the tab on your plate as soon as you receive it.

  • Motorcycle plates - place the tab in the lower-right corner of the plate.
  • All other plates - place the tab in the upper-right corner of the plate.

Online:

  • Accessible 24/7
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card
  • Available if your renewal notice has:

Mail:

  • Accepts check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card
  • Order new plates
  • Update your address information on your registration

(Proof of Michigan insurance is required if your renewal notice does not have a personal identification number.)

Self-Service Station:

  • Located at PLUS offices, SUPER!Centers and some local government offices
  • Available if your renewal notice has:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards
  • Issues a tab and registration immediately

(Use the Branch Office Locator to find the Self-Service Station nearest to you)

Secretary of State offices:

  • Accept cash, check or a money order - PLUS offices and SUPER!Centers also accept the Discover credit card. A nominal 1.75 percent service fee will be charged when using a Discover credit card at the counter.
  • Order new plates
  • Update your address information on your registration

(Proof of Michigan insurance is required if your renewal notice does not have a personal identification number. Use the Branch Office Locator to find the office nearest to you.)