Driver's License & State ID, Replacing/Correcting
Replacing or Correcting a Driver's License
Replacing a Lost or Stolen Driver's License - In State
At a Secretary of State Office
If your standard or enhanced driver's license is lost or stolen, you may visit any Secretary of State office to apply for a replacement. You will need to present identification to substantiate your identity. A lost or stolen enhanced license is immediately canceled and cannot be used for border-crossing purposes.
You may replace your lost or stolen standard license online through ExpressSOS if you are a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number and your license has not expired or been canceled. Replacing your license online is convenient and saves time. This service is not yet available for enhanced driver's licenses.
For more information, select "Replace Driver's License" from the ExpressSOS home page.
Replacing a Lost or Stolen Driver's License - Out of State
By Mail or Fax
If you are traveling in the U.S. and lose your standard or enhanced license, complete a Duplicate Driver License Application and mail or fax it to the Department of State Special Services Branch to request a replacement and obtain a temporary permit.
Complete each section of the application as directed. If paying by credit card, include the credit card information in the payment method section of the application and fax a printed copy of the application to 517-322-5438. If paying by check or money order, print the completed application and mail it with a check or money order (made payable to the State of Michigan) to the address provided below.
If you are replacing a standard license and do not have a Social Security number, you must provide a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration and proof of legal presence.
You also have the option of replacing a lost, damaged or stolen standard license online through ExpressSOS. You must be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number to replace a license online. Replacement licenses will only be mailed to your residential address. Online replacement is not yet available for enhanced licenses.
Still have questions? Please contact:
Michigan Department of State
Special Services Branch
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
Replacing a Lost or Stolen Driver's License - Outside of the U.S.
Standard license: If you are traveling outside of the U.S. and lose your standard license, complete a Duplicate Driver License Application and follow the instructions provided for Michigan residents traveling in the U.S. Military personnel outside of the U.S. must include their APO/FPO address in the out of state mailing address portion of the application. You also have the option of replacing a lost, damaged or stolen standard license online through ExpressSOS. You must be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number. Replacement licenses can only be mailed to your residential address and not to an out-of-state address. Online license replacement is not yet available for enhanced licenses.
Enhanced license: Contact the U.S. Embassy in the country you are visiting or U.S. Customs and Border Protection when you arrive at your U.S. port. The enhanced license is one of the federally accepted travel documents for re-entering the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean
Correcting a Driver's License
Corrections to your address may be completed online through ExpressSOS or at a Secretary of State office. There is no fee for a change of address. Other corrections must be submitted at a branch office and include changing your name or date of birth, or adding and dropping endorsements and Commercial Driver License group designations. Fees will be based on the license type. If you are submitting a correction at a branch office, be sure to bring your license.
New regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration require proof of Legal Presence when correcting a Commercial Driver's License.
Change of Address
Standard license: A change of address may be submitted online, at a branch office or by using a mail-in change-of-address form available on this website.
Enhanced license: At any branch office or by mail.
Name and Date of Birth Changes
Standard license: At any branch office
Enhanced license: Enhanced License: At any branch office or by completing and mailing in this form.
If you need to change your name on your valid driver's license you must present it with proof of the name change. Proof of your name change must be established through an official record, such as a certified marriage license, divorce decree or a legal name change document. Multiple documents may be needed if your name has changed more than once. Name-change documents must show both the changed name and the previous name. Divorce decrees may be used if they are certified (copies are not accepted) and if they show the changed name and the previous name. A fee will be charged to correct your name and a new photograph will be taken.
Social Security Number, Endorsement, Group Designation Changes
Standard license: At any branch office
Enhanced license: At any branch office
Refer to the Driver's License Fee Chart for information about the fees
for replacing or correcting a standard license and the
Enhanced Driver's License Fee Chart for fee information for the
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