Grace Period Ending on Michigan Expired Driver’s Licenses
Time is ticking, and your days are numbered if you have an expired drivers license, registration, or identification card in the state of Michigan. The Secretary of State has been lenient on expirations since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now time is up.
Anyone with an expired drivers license, state identification card, or vehicle registrations must be renewed by September 30 to avoid being ticketed. The grace period will end this Wednesday with no extensions given.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said, “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.”
If you are one of those taking it down to the wire, don't stress. Anyone with a driver’s licenses or ID that needs to be renewed in person, the Secretary of State offices will be offering special appointments available through September 30th will extended hours as well. Anyone that doesn't require an in-person renewal needs to be renewed online or by mail.
Secretary of State also offers 120 self-service stations across Michigan. It's quick and easy to use. The average transaction time is just about two minutes. Customers can walk away with their tabs in hand. Using the self-service options is probably the quickest way to renew vehicle registrations.
To schedule an appointment, conduct a transaction online or find a self-service station, visit Michigan.gov/SOS.