Good news the next time you have to renew or replace your driver's license, we're only a few weeks away from being able to do that at a self-service kiosk or online - meaning we won't have to waste a morning or afternoon waiting at the Secretary of State's office.

WZZM says that from Thursday, March 11th at 5 pm to Tuesday, March 16th at 9 am, you'll be unable to do an appointment at an SOS branch or do any transaction online or at a self-serve kiosk as the state's IT department brings the new system online and gets it ready for use after 9 am on Tuesday, March 16th.

in a statement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on WZZM,

“Customers will now be able to renew or replace their driver’s licenses and IDs at any of our more than 130 new self-service stations across the state and renew or replace their enhanced licenses and IDs online. We have continuously expanded and improved customer options and service, even during the pandemic, and this upgrade will truly make our operations better than ever.”

This is a project that has been going on for a few years as the state has worked to securely combine driver and vehicle records of millions of Michiganders into one system that improves customer interactions.

WZZM says that after the upgrade is complete, you'll be able to do a lot more on the SOS website including,

  • Renew or replace an enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo required

  • View the status of the requested driver’s license or state ID

  • Request and obtain a driving record

  • Add a motorcycle endorsement to an eligible driver’s license

  • Access streamlined business services

And the self-service kiosks, WZZM reports you'll be able to,

  • Renew a standard or enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo required

  • Request a replacement and print out a temporary license or ID

  • Add a motorcycle endorsement to an eligible driver’s license

  • Sign up on the state’s organ donor registry

 

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