Renew Vehicle Registration in Michigan

Renew Michigan Vehicle Registration

Michigan vehicle owners must renew their plates and registration each year. You can renew your registration:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • At a self-service station.
  • In person at a Secretary of State (SOS) office.

When you complete your renewal, you must put the sticker on your license plate and keep your registration document in your car with you when you drive.

Renew Your MI Car Registration Online

To renew your vehicle registration online, visit the SOS online portal and: 

  • Select “Renew.”
  • Provide the requested information. This will include your:
    • License plate number.
    • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
    • Email address.
    • Credit or debit card information to pay the renewal fee. 

When the transaction is completed, the SOS will mail you your sticker and registration to your address.

Renew Michigan Vehicle Registration by Mail

To renew by mail, simply follow the instructions on the renewal notice you were sent in the mail.

Complete the form and provide a check or money order for the amount owed and mail it to the address provided on the notice.

The SOS will mail you your new registration receipt and plate decal.

Renew MI Registration at a Self-Service Station

If you need your registration immediately, renewing at a self-service station is a quick and easy option.

Locate a SOS self-service station near you, then visit it and provide your: 

  • License plate number.
  • VIN.
  • Credit or debit card for the applicable fee.

Renew a Michigan Vehicle Registration in Person

If you want to renew at a SOS branch office, consider making an appointment beforehand if possible.

There, you’ll have to provide your:

  • Plate number.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Payment for the renewal fee.

Michigan Registration Renewal Fees

Registration renewal fees in Michigan vary and are based on vehicle weight. Your fee will be displayed on your renewal notice and will be shown before you complete the transaction online or at a self-service center. 

You can also use the registration calculator found on the SOS website to determine your registration fee.