If Your MI License Is Expired, It Must Be Renewed By Sept 30th
If your driver's license or state ID or other items, like tags, expired during the coronavirus pandemic, the time has finally come that you have to have it renewed.
During the pandemic, the Michigan Secretary of State's office extended the expiration date of any ID or license that expired after March 1st to September 30th. Next Wednesday is September 30th and the state isn't making any more extensions to the expiration date, so you're going to need to get those taken care of.
The SOS office has been operating extended hours until 7 pm, with special appointments since August 24th, just for residents who need to be able to renew their state ID or driver's license in-person. Those special appointment times will continue through Wednesday, September 30th. If you're not needing to renew in-person, you must renew by mail or online.
If you're needing to renew the tags/vehicle registration for your vehicle, you can take advantage of the 120 self-help kiosks that are located around the state. Once you renew your registration at the kiosk, it will print off your new tags right there, so you won't have to wait for them to show up in the mail. Find the locations nearest you HERE.
According to the Secretary of State's office, any expired license or vehicle registration after September 30th, you will risk a ticket if stopped by the police.
As Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a press release,
“I strongly encourage all Michiganders with expiring licenses, IDs, or vehicle registrations to act now and avoid late fees or possible tickets. We have done everything we can to support Michiganders during this uncertain time and want to make sure they renew before the expiration extension ends.”