Secretary of State ALERT


    In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, all Secretary of State offices are closed until further notice to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect public health. Late fees will be waived during this period.

    Customers can complete many transactions using online services and can make an appointment for a future visit (subject to cancellation).


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, 2020, 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.

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    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.