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License or ID renewal

How can I renew my license or ID?

Online

Renew your license online

Go to Online Services

Renew your license by mail

Self-service station

Renew at a self-service station

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Office visit

Only required for some renewals

Schedule an office visit

When can I renew my license or ID?

Before expiration: Up to 1 year before your expiration date
Expires: Every 4 years on your birthday
After expiration: Up to 4 years after your expiration date (late fees may apply)

What do I need to renew my license or ID? (Choose tab below)

If you're eligible to renew your license or ID online, you will need:

  • Your license/ID number
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Payment with credit or debit card (additional fees apply) or e-check/bank account number
Go to Online Services

 

If you're eligible to renew your license or ID by mail, you will need:

  • Your renewal notice
  • The return envelope (included with your renewal notice)
  • Check/money order payable to the State of Michigan

If you lose or damage your return envelope, you can mail your renewal directly to:

Michigan Department of State
Internal Services Section
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48980

License mailer sample

ID mailer sample

If you're eligible to renew your license or ID at a self-service station, you will need:

  • Your license/ID or your renewal notice
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Payment with credit or debit card (additional fees apply) or cash (at select locations)

A $3.95 service fee will be charged for each item transacted at a station.

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In most cases, you only need to visit an office every 12 years to take a photo as part of renewing your license or ID.

If you can’t renew your license or ID online, by mail or at a self-service station, and are required to visit a Secretary of State office, you will need:

  • Your license/ID
  • Payment with cash, check, money order, or credit or debit card (additional fees apply).

You will be required to take a vision test and a new photo during your visit.

Schedule an office visit

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • It's likely because we need to verify your personal information or take a new photo of you at a Secretary of State office.

  • Standard license renewal - $18
    Standard license late renewal - $25
    Enhanced license renewal - $38
    Enhanced license late renewal - $45
    Standard ID renewal - $10
    Enhanced ID renewal - $30

    Fees vary for chauffeur, commercial, and other endorsements. Some residents are eligible for a no-fee ID.

  • The expiration date of your license is extended to include the next business day if your license expires on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

  • No. Michigan will continue to issue standard licenses and IDs that aren't REAL ID-compliant. However, as of May 3, 2023, if you plan to fly domestically or enter certain federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants, you will need to bring documentation that meets the REAL ID requirements.

  • Yes.

    You will need to send a letter before your license or ID expires with the following information:

    • Your first, middle and last name
    • Your license/ID number
    • Your permanent address and alternative mailing address, if applicable
    • Your phone number
    • A check or money order payable to the State of Michigan. To determine how much you owe for your renewal, click here.


    Mail your information and payment to:
    Michigan Department of State
    Internal Services Section
    7064 Crowner Drive
    Lansing, MI 48918

  • You can replace a lost, damaged or stolen license or ID online, at a self-service station, by mail or by visiting an office.

    Go to Online Services

    Find a self-service station

    Replacement license/ID form

    Schedule an office visit

  • Online - out of state

    A license may be renewed online if you didn't renew it through alternative methods, such as by mail, online or at a self-service station, the last two renewals.

    Go to Online Services

     

    Out of state - by mail

    If you will be returning to Michigan soon, a license extension that is valid for 180 days after the date your license expires can be mailed. All that is needed is your complete name, date of birth, license number, Social Security number, and out-of-state address. If you are renewing a standard license, and are ineligible for a Social Security number, you must provide a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration and proof of legal presence. You must have a valid Social Security number to renew an enhanced license. All Social Security information will be verified.

    If you aren't going to be back in Michigan within 180 days of the license expiration, information to renew your driver's license by mail, if eligible, will be sent to you.

    For a temporary extension permit or renewal application, log into Online Services or contact:

    Michigan Department of State
    Internal Services Section
    7064 Crowner Drive
    Lansing, Michigan 48918

    517-636-5872

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