Driver's License & State ID, Replacing/Correcting

Replacing a Lost or Stolen License - In State
Replacing a Lost or Stolen License - Out of State
Replacing a Lost or Stolen License - Outside of the U.S.
Correcting a Driver's License
Fees

Replacing a Lost or Stolen Driver's License - In State

Online

If your license or enhanced driver's license is lost or stolen, you may be able to replace it online through e-Services if you have a valid Social Security number and your license has not expired or been canceled. A lost or stolen enhanced license is immediately canceled and cannot be used for border-crossing purposes. Replacing your license online is convenient and saves time.

Self-Service Station

You have the option of replacing a lost, damaged or stolen State ID card at one of the many Self-Service Stations located around the state. To locate one select "Find a Self-Service Station". You must be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number. Replacement ID cards can only be mailed to your residence address. 
For more information, select "Replace State ID Card" from the e-Services home page.

At a Secretary of State Office


If your license 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.

For more information, select "Replace Driver's License" from the e-Services home page.

 

 

> More Information on renewing online

 

Replacing a Lost or Stolen Driver's License - Out of State

 

Online

You have the option of replacing a lost, damaged or stolen ID card online through e-Services. You must be a U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number to replace an ID card online. Replacement ID cards will only be mailed to your residential address.

By Mail or Fax
If you are traveling in the U.S. and lose your license or enhanced license, complete a Duplicate Driver's 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 517-636-5865. 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 traveling in the U.S. and lose your State ID card, complete a  Duplicated Driver's License Application and mail or fax it to the Department of State Special Services Branch to request a replacement and obtain 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 517-636-5865. 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. 

Michigan Department of State
Special Services Branch
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
Phone: 517-636-5872
Fax: 517-636-5865

 

 

Replacing a Lost or Stolen Driver's License - Outside of the U.S.

License: If you are traveling outside of the U.S. and lose your 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. If your license or enhanced driver's license is lost or stolen, you may be able to replace it online through e-Sevices if you have a valid Social Security number and your license has not expired or been canceled. A lost or stolen enhanced license is immediately canceled and cannot be used for border-crossing purposes. Replacing your license online is convenient and saves time.

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 e-Sevices 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
License: A change of address may be submitted online, at a branch office, by using a self service kiosk, 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
License: At any branch office

Name Changes
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.

> More information on name changes

Endorsement and Group Designation Changes
License: At any branch office
Enhanced license: At any branch office

 

 

Fees
Refer to the Driver's License Fee Chart for information about the fees
for replacing or correcting a license and the
Enhanced Driver's License Fee Chart for fee information for the
enhanced license.

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Documents Required for a License or ID (PDF)
> Documents Required for an Enhanced License or ID (PDF)
> Where to Apply for an Enhanced License or ID
Duplicated Driver's License Application