Driver License, Auto Registration and License Plates, and State Park “Recreation Passports” MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 Website: www.michigan.gov/sos/ You must title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon purchase or moving to Michigan. Residents can secure new driver licenses and auto license plates through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. State park permits can be purchased each year when updating your auto license plate registration. If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver license can be issued (drivers under the age of 18 are issued graduated drivers licenses that have various restrictions). 1. You must have proof of identity, residency and social security number 2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s office. 3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver. 4. Pay the license fee. There is a charge and a chart of various fees online under “Online Services and Information.” 5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP).* 6. Pass a road skills test, which is administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State.* *A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skills test, knowledge test, and 30-day practice requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record. Four forms of ID are required, along with proof of no-fault auto insurance, before you can register your car. For persons 65 years or age or older or anyone that can’t drive for either a physical or medical reason, a FREE State ID card is available through the Michigan Secretary of State (www.michigan.gov/sos) and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification.
Local offices of the Michigan Secretary of State: • 1111 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy 48085 • 7090 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston 48348 • 1270 Pontiac Road, Pontiac 48340 • 2250 Crooks Rd., Rochester Hills 48309
Driving for Life: A Guide For Older Drivers and Their Families Need information to cope with the driving challenges of older persons and help identifying when its time to put the keys to the car away? Check out this pamphlet published by the Michigan Secretary of State.
Vicki Griﬃn 124 E. Fourth Street Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651‐9872 Tues‐Fri: 9 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m. Schedule your appointment at Barbersonfourth.com