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Tab and plate renewal

How can I renew my vehicle registration, tab, and license plate?

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Check your renewal notice

Submit payment with your renewal mailer and mail to:

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

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Office visit

Visit an office if you're unable to renew online, by mail, or at a station

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What do I need to renew my tab and plate? (Choose tab)

To renew your tab and license plate online using Quick Renewal, you will need your:

  • License plate number
  • Last four digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Email address
  • Valid debit or credit card or bank account number for payment

After completing your renewal, print your updated vehicle registration directly from your browser under View Transaction Documents. Your renewed tabs will be mailed to your registered address.

To update the address on your vehicle registration, add a mailing address, or order a license plate, create or log in to your online Secretary of State account to renew at the same time.

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To renew your tab and plate by mail, you will need your:
  • Vehicle registration renewal notice
  • A check/money order payable to the State of Michigan

Check your renewal notice to know if you're required to submit a copy of your valid Michigan No-Fault vehicle insurance policy.

  • Mail your renewal notice, payment, and a copy of your insurance policy (if required) to:

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

For your convenience, a pre-addressed return envelope will be included with the renewal notice that's delivered to you.

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License plate options

To renew your tab and plate at a self-service station, you will need your: 
  • Renewal notice or license plate number
  • Last four digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Valid debit/credit card (additional fees apply) or cash (at specific locations) for payment

    After submitting payment, your tab will instantly print at the station. Your vehicle registration will be mailed to your address.

  • A $3.95 service fee will be charged for each self-service station transaction.

Find a self-service station

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If you're required to provide proof of your valid Michigan No-Fault vehicle insurance policy or cannot otherwise renew your tab and license plate online, by mail, or at a self-service station, you can do so at any Secretary of State office.

To renew your vehicle license plate and tab at an office, you will need your:

  • Renewal notice, current vehicle registration or license plate number
  • Michigan driver's license
  • Proof of Michigan No-Fault insurance (if required)
  • Cash, check, money order, or a debit or credit card (additional fees will apply for debit or credit card use)

Schedule an office visit

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