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Tab or registration replacement

How do I order a replacement tab?

Online

Order a replacement online

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Self-service station

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Office visit

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What do I need to replace my tab? (Choose tab below)

To order a replacement tab online, you will need:

  • The license plate number
  • Last four digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Payment of the $5 fee with credit or debit card (additional fees apply) or e-check/bank account number

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This transaction is not available by mail.

To order a replacement tab at a self-service station, you will need:

  • The license plate number
  • Last four digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Payment of the $5 fee 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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You can obtain a replacement tab online or at a self-service station and don’t need to visit a Secretary of State office.

If you are requesting a replacement tab at a Secretary of State office, you will need:

  • The license plate number
  • Last four digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Payment of the $5 fee with cash, check, money order, or credit or debit card (additional fees apply)

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • A vehicle tab costs $5. If you print your tab at a self-service station, an additional $3.95 service fee will be charged for each item transacted at the station.

  • You may email us at Michigan.gov/ContactSOS or visit a Secretary of State office. There is no charge for replacing a defective tab.

  • A $5 replacement fee is charged for tabs that are damaged, lost, or stolen.

    If you believe your tab was stolen, you should contact law enforcement right away.

    You may order a replacement tab online or print one at a self-service station. Additional fees apply when paying with a credit or debit card. A $3.95 service fee will be charged for each item transacted at a self-service station.

  • Your vehicle registration is the document that shows your license plate has been officially registered to your vehicle.

    The tab is the sticker you place on your license plate after you apply for or renew your vehicle registration.

  • To request replacement registration for a vehicle, watercraft, snowmobile, or moped, select Online Services, and follow the prompts to create or log into your account to print a duplicate copy of your registration.

    Go to Online Services

  • Yes. If you would like your replacement vehicle registration or tab sent to an alternative mailing address, be sure to add your alternative mailing address to your account before requesting your replacement tab or registration. To do so, login to your online services account and select “Change My Address.”

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  • With the exception of a motorcycle and Water-Winter Wonderland plates, registration tabs should be placed on the upper right-hand corner of your license plate.

    For motorcycle and Water-Winter Wonderland plates, place the tab in the lower right-hand corner.

  • Replacement decals for watercraft, snowmobiles, and mopeds may be ordered at a Secretary of State office.

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