Vehicle Registrations, Driver’s License, State ID all Extended Through September 30th in MI

If you still have been unsuccessful in getting updated license plate tabs, renewing your driver’s license, or updating your State ID Card, you’ve just gained another reprieve from the state of Michigan through the end of September.

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bills 876-878, which codify her previous Executive Orders, further extending the renewal dates for driver’s licenses, Commercial Driver’s Lincenses, state ID cards and vehicle registrations. Among the extensions outlined in the legislation, those with driver’s licenses or vehicle registrations expiring between February 1st and June 30th would have until September 30th, 2020 to have them renewed.

The governor says, “I am pleased to continue to work with the Legislature to codify significant Executive Orders that help Michiganders cope with the COVID-19 pandemic,” and adds, “These bills will give Michigan residents peace of mind and reduce the amount of person-to-person interaction necessary when renewing licenses and registrations.”

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says, “We are grateful for the support of the Legislature and Governor Whitmer in our work to ensure essential transactions can be conducted in our branch offices in a way that balances the health of staff and customers with the needs of Michigan drivers,” and concludes, “We have been continually assessing the safest way to maintain branch operations and this legislation will go a long way toward those efforts.”

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Many transactions, including vehicle registration renewals, do not need to be conducted in person, and should be done online at Automobile, motorcycle and watercraft registration renewals also can be completed at one of the 122 Self-Service Stations located around the state. Residents needing to schedule an appointment can do so online at or by calling 888-SOS-MICH. Advance appointments can be made up to 180 days ahead of time. Same-day appointments become available 24 hours prior to the appointment time.

Senate Bill 876-878 extends the renewal dates for certain licenses, state identification cards or enhanced drivers licenses or state identification cards that would have previously expired between varying dates to now be valid until September 30, 2020. All of the bills were sponsored by Senator Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City.

To view the governor’s signing letter for Senate Bills 876-878, click the link below: