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Secretary of State expands special appointments, extended hours to include driver's licenses, IDs expiring in October

Editor's Note:
Public Acts 127-129 of 2020 expired on Sept. 30, 2020. Since this press release was published, Public Acts 304-306 of 2020 were signed into law and extend the renewal deadline to March 31, 2021, for vehicle registrations, licenses, IDs, and permits expiring on or after March 1, 2020.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Residents also reminded that previous renewal extension expires Sept. 30

The special appointments and extended hours for Michigan residents to renew driver’s licenses or state ID cards has expanded to include those licenses and IDs expiring in October, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today.

Last month, Benson announced branch offices would offer the special appointments and extended hours for licenses or IDs that expire between Jan. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2020, and must be renewed in person. Customers can make appointments for between 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 30. To make an appointment, visit or call 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).

“As we mark the midpoint of these special appointments and extended hours to help meet customer needs during the pandemic, we’re happy to be able expand them to serve customers whose licenses and IDs expire between Oct.1 and 31, 2020,” Benson said. “We also want to remind Michigan residents of the important Sept. 30 deadline to renew licenses, IDs and vehicle registrations that previously had their expiration dates extended.”

Under Public Acts 127-129, those with driver’s license, state ID or vehicle registration expirations between March 1 and Sept. 30 have until Sept. 30 to complete their renewals. With that deadline less than three weeks away, drivers who haven’t completed their renewals are encouraged to make a plan to do so immediately.

Many driver’s license and ID renewals also can be completed online at

Vehicle registration and tab renewals should be completed online at, by mail or at one of the 121 self-service stations located across the state (visit for locations). To renew at a self-service station, drivers only need their license plate number and the last four digits of their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the renewal noticed mailed to them.

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