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License surrender

How can I surrender my license and receive an ID?

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To surrender your driver's license and receive an ID at an office, you will need to provide your license.

If your license is more than 4 years expired, you will need to provide these documents to receive your ID:

  • Proof of your Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of citizenship or legal presence
  • Proof of Michigan residency (two documents)

For residents who are out of state and need to surrender a license by mail, submit a written and signed request, along with the actual license, to:
Michigan Department of State
Driver Records Activity Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918

If canceling a deceased family member’s license or ID, submit a written request that includes a certified copy of the death certificate, and the license/ID if in possession of it.

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