Secretary of State ALERT

  • SECRETARY OF STATE ALERT

    Secretary of State offices have reopened. To protect staff and public health, offices will only provide services by appointment, and only offer critical services that cannot be completed online, by mail or at a self-service station. Advance appointments become available six months ahead of time. Same-day appointments become available 24 hours before appointment time. Many transactions can be completed from home by mail or using online servicesVehicle registration tabs can be printed immediately at any of our self-service stations.

    **NOTE: Gov. Whitmer signed legislation that temporarily extends the expirations of all Michigan driver’s licenses, state IDs and vehicle registrations through September 30. The Governor previously issued an order that extends watercraft registrations through July 31.

    **NOTE: We continue to work through a backlog of transactions submitted by mail during and since our offices were closed. We ask for your patience and understanding if you experience a delay as we continue to catch up to date.

Driver's License & State ID

  • Register to vote

    Did you know that you can now register to vote on the Michigan Voter Information Center?

  • Is a REAL ID-compliant Driver's License or State ID Right for You?

    Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, Michigan residents traveling domestically by plane in the U.S. must show a REAL ID-compliant document at the airport. Read more to discover if a Michigan REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or state ID is the right choice for you.

  • Driver License Hearing Request

    All requests for driver license hearings must be in writing.

  • CDL Drivers: U.S. Citizenship or Legal Presence Documentation Required

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enacted new regulations.  The federal regulations and Michigan law require all drivers who have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Presence in the United States when they apply for a duplicate, correction or renewal of their next CDL license. 

  • Enhanced Driver's License and State ID Card

    It takes approximately three weeks to receive an EDL or Enhanced ID. If you must travel before receiving the EDL or Enhanced ID, check the document requirements with the U.S. Border Crossing at 313-393-3793.

  • SAVE, Awareness Video, Driver's License, State ID, USCIS, immigration documents, legal presence

    This video explains how SAVE functions to help many local, state and federal government agencies verify immigration status.

  • CDL Self and Medical Certification

    Because of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, drivers who are renewing, correcting or applying for an original Commercial Driver License (CDL) must self-certify which type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation they will perform.

  • Sign up for SOS News!

    Find out everything that's going on in the Department of State by reading the SOS-Express Newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your email inbox or to receive texts, go to our sign-up page.

  • License and State ID Photo Language

    Michigan law requires the Secretary of State’s Office to share data, including photos, with law enforcement.