Renewing Your Mechanic License

Mechanics have two convenient options for renewing:

Online Renewal Renewal by Mail

Note: You cannot renew online if more than
60 days has passed since your mechanic license expired.  (The license expiration date is found
in Box 4 of your mechanic license renewal

  • Have your mechanic license renewal application and a valid Discover, MasterCard, Visa or electronic check information ready along with the last five digits of your Social Security number.
  • Follow the screen prompts to complete your application.
  • Pay with Discover, MasterCard, Visa or electronic check.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent after you submit your application.

If there are any problems with your application, the Licensing Unit will contact you by mail.

You cannot renew online if:     

1. more than 60 days has passed from the expiration date found in Box 4 of your preprinted renewal application.     

2. your business ownership type has changed.

Note: Renew before the expiration date
shown in Box 4 on your preprinted renewal
application to avoid paying a late fee.

  • Fill out the enclosed license renewal application as instructed. Make any updates necessary. Some updates may require additional documentation.
  • Pay with check or money order made out to "State of Michigan."
  • Return your completed application and payment to: Department of State, Business Licensing Section, Lansing, MI 48918
  • Failure to fill out the form correctly or completely may delay or prevent your license renewal.


The Department of State mails a renewal application to all currently licensed mechanics about 60 days before their current license expiration date.  (The current license expiration date can be found in Box 4 of your mechanic license renewal application.)

If a renewal notice has not been received within 30 days of the license expiration date, the mechanic should contact the department's Business Licensing Section at or (888) SOS-MICH (767-6424).  A mechanic license must be renewed annually by making application and paying the renewal fee.

Your new license should arrive in the mail within three weeks after your application has been processed.

When you receive your new mechanic license, post it prominently where customers can see it.