What to Know About Michigan DMVs

Going to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in any state can be a dreaded trip for many individuals. In Michigan, everything is housed under the Secretary of State (SOS), which are offices that can complete a wide variety of services from renewing your driver’s license to officially registering to vote. Therefore, there isn’t a specific establishment that just takes care of car-related activities like you would assume at most typical DMV offices. The SOS office is your one-stop shop to get what you need done and luckily Michigan has 131 branches statewide that you can visit. If you aren’t able to visit in person, you also have options to complete services online, at self-service kiosks or renewals by mail. We will go through some of the basic services that are offered at the SOS office along with other helpful information you may want to know.


You will find a wide variety of services offered at Michigan SOS offices including:

  • Driver’s license and state ID
  • Voting registration
  • Business services
  • Vehicle title and registration

These are standard services that you will find at each SOS branch, regardless of which location to visit. If you have a learner’s permit and you’re moving from out of state you’ll need to take the Michigan driver’s license test, your previous state’s results will not be valid.

Express SOS

The Express SOS is a unique online feature where you can complete a handful of services through an online portal without having to physically visit a SOS branch location. The motto behind this option is “Anytime. Anywhere.” as most individuals live busy lives and don’t always have spare time to visit a SOS branch during normal scheduled hours. In order to complete services, you have the ability to pay with a debit or credit card and process the request from wherever you are. A few of these online services include:

  • Renewing/Replacing a driver’s license
  • Renewing/Replacing a state ID card
  • Updating your address
  • Joining the organ donor registry
  • Vehicle services

At some SOS locations, you can opt to place yourself in line at a location without physically being there when you get in line. This allows you to save time and know right before you are supposed to be next when to come in. This is a very convenient way to know that you are in line for a service and be able to do other things before arriving at the SOS office.

Helpful information

Before going to the SOS office, it’s important to be fully prepared and have all the necessary documents with you. To get answers to more specific questions you might have, the FAQ page on the Michigan SOS website serves as a very useful tool. Alternatively, if you’ve been in a motor accident and are looking for an attorney, you won’t find these services here. For a local attorney click here. Or for a motorcycle attorney in Illinois, we recommend Chicago based Biker Justice USA.

LocationStreet AddressCity & Zip CodePhone number
Adrian1040 S Winter Ste 2200Adrian, MI 49221888-767-6424
Albion308 S Superior StAlbion, MI 49224888-767-6424
Allegan430 Western AveAllegan, MI 49010888-767-6424
Alma1586 Wright AveAlma, MI 48801888-767-6424
Alpena2666 US 23 SouthAlpena, MI 49707888-767-6424
Ann Arbor - North Maple Road295 North Maple RoadAnn Arbor, MI 48103888-767-6424
Atlanta12519 State Street Elkland CenterAtlanta, MI 49709888-767-6424
Bad Axe33 Patrick DrBad Axe, MI 48413888-767-6424
Baldwin5653 S M37Baldwin, MI 49304888-767-6424
Battle Creek5420 Beckley Road, Suite LBattle Creek, MI 49015888-767-6424
Bay City1007 N Euclid AveBay City, MI 48706888-767-6424
Bellaire4607 S M-88 HwyBellaire, MI 49615888-767-6424
Belleville164 E. Columbia AveBelleville, MI 48111888-767-6424
Benton Harbor1960 Mall Drive Orchards Park Shopping CenterBenton Harbor, MI 49022888-767-6424
Bessemer206 E Mary StBessemer, MI 49911888-767-6424
Big Rapids206-A N Michigan AveBig Rapids, MI 49307888-767-6424
Brownstown18412 Telegraph RdRomulus, MI 48174888-767-6424
Cadillac1911 N MitchellCadillac, MI 49601888-767-6424
Canton8565 N Lilley RdCanton, MI 48187888-767-6424
Caro150 Millwood StCaro, MI 48723888-767-6424
Charlevoix185 M-66Charlevoix, MI 49720888-767-6424
Cheboygan300 Mill St Suite 10Cheboygan, MI 49721888-767-6424
Chelsea1113 M-52 Village PlazaChelsea, MI 48118888-767-6424
Chesterfield Township51305 Gratiot AveChesterfield, MI 48051888-767-6424
Clare121 SchoolcrestClare, MI 48617888-767-6424
Clarkston7090 Sashabaw RdClarkston, MI 48348888-767-6424
Clinton Township37015 S Gratiot AveClinton Township, MI 48036888-767-6424
Clio4256 W Vienna RdClio, MI 48420888-767-6424
Coldwater7 Vans AveColdwater, MI 49036888-767-6424
Davison300 N Main StDavison, MI 48423888-767-6424
Dearborn5094 SchaeferDearborn, MI 48126888-767-6424
Detroit - Bagley Street2835 BagleyDetroit, MI 48216888-767-6424
Detroit - Livernois Avenue17500 LivernoisDetroit, MI 48221888-767-6424
Detroit - Mack Avenue14634 Mack AveDetroit, MI 48215888-767-6424
Detroit - West Grand Boulevard3046 W Grand Blvd Suite L650 Cadillac PlaceDetroit, MI 48202888-767-6424
Detroit - West Seven Mile Road20220 W 7 Mile RdDetroit, MI 48219888-767-6424
Dowagiac601-C N Front StDowagiac, MI 49047888-767-6424
East Tawas1712 E Huron Road PO Box 629East Tawas, MI 48730888-767-6424
Eastpointe18809 E 9 Mile RdEastpointe, MI 48021888-767-6424
Escanaba305 LudingtonEscanaba, MI 49829888-767-6424
Flint - Fenton RoadG5512 Fenton RdFlint, MI 48507888-767-6424
Flint - South Saginaw Street408 S Saginaw StFlint, MI 48502888-767-6424
Fremont7159 W 48th StreetFremont, MI 49412888-767-6424
Gaylord931 S. Otsego AveGaylord, MI 49735888-767-6424
Gladwin675 E. Cedar Ave Suite 1Gladwin, MI 48624888-767-6424
Grand Haven1110 Robbins RoadGrand Haven, MI 49417888-767-6424
Grand Rapids - 28th Street3601 28th St SE Centerpointe MallGrand Rapids, MI 49512888-767-6424
Grand Rapids - Division AvenueOne Division NWGrand Rapids, MI 49503888-767-6424
Grand Rapids - Plainfield Avenue3472 Plainfield Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49525888-767-6424
Grayling2384 C I-75 Business LoopGrayling, MI 49738888-767-6424
Greenville701 S Greenville West Dr Suite 21Greenville, MI 48838888-767-6424
Hamtramck9001 Joseph CampauHamtramck, MI 48212888-767-6424
Harrisville205 N State StHarrisville, MI 48740888-767-6424
Hart3740 Polk Road West PO Box 206Hart, MI 49420888-767-6424
Hastings1611 S Hanover Suite 104Hastings, MI 49058888-767-6424
Hazel Park20809 Dequindre RdHazel Park, MI 48030888-767-6424
Highland672 N Milford RdHighland, MI 48357888-767-6424
Hillsdale59 E St Joe AveHillsdale, MI 49242888-767-6424
Holland587 E Eighth StreetHolland, MI 49423888-767-6424
Honor10577 Main StHonor, MI 49640888-767-6424
Houghton902 Razorback Drive Suite 1Houghton, MI 49931888-767-6424
Howell1448 Lawson RdHowell, MI 48843888-767-6424
Hudsonville5211 Cherry Avenue Plaza Suite 140Hudsonville, MI 49426888-767-6424
Inkster26603 Michigan AveInkster, MI 48141888-767-6424
Ionia603 W AdamsIonia, MI 48846888-767-6424
Iron Mountain1044 S Stephenson AveIron Mountain, MI 49801888-767-6424
Iron River992 Lalley Road East US-2Iron River, MI 49935888-767-6424
Jackson1184 Jackson CrossingJackson, MI 49202888-767-6424
Kalamazoo3298 Stadium DriveKalamazoo, MI 49008888-767-6424
Kalkaska114 Northland Plaza Northland Plaza Suite FKalkaska, MI 49646888-767-6424
L'Anse115 Front StLanse, MI 49946888-767-6424
Lake City49 N Morey RdLake City, MI 49651888-767-6424
Lansing - East Michigan Avenue3315 E Michigan Ave. Suite 1Lansing, MI 48912888-767-6424
Lansing - Executive Court8158 Executive CourtLansing, MI 48917888-767-6424
Lapeer301 W Genesee St Suite 105Lapeer, MI 48446888-767-6424
Livonia17176 Farmington Rd Burton Hollow PlazaLivonia, MI 48152888-767-6424
Ludington5902 W Ludington Ave US-10 HwyLudington, MI 49431888-767-6424
Manistee1638 US 31 South Hillsdale Plaza Suite 400Manistee, MI 49660888-767-6424
Manistique300 Walnut St Rm 164Manistique, MI 49854888-767-6424
Marquette1250 Wilson StMarquette, MI 49855888-767-6424
Mason806 Hogsback Rd Suite AMason, MI 48854888-767-6424
Menominee1305 8th AvenueMenominee, MI 49858888-767-6424
Midland1832 N SaginawMidland, MI 48640888-767-6424
Mio302 N Morenci Ave PO Box 298Mio, MI 48647888-767-6424
Mohawk3616 US Hwy 41 PO Box 378Mohawk, MI 49950888-767-6424
Monroe1107 S Telegraph RdMonroe, MI 48161888-767-6424
Mt. Pleasant1245 N MissionMount Pleasant, MI 48858888-767-6424
Munising418 Mill StMunising, MI 49862888-767-6424
Muskegon1485 Apple AveMuskegon, MI 49442888-767-6424
Newberry504 W McMillanNewberry, MI 49868888-767-6424
Niles110 E Main StNiles, MI 49120888-767-6424
Novi31164 Beck RdNovi, MI 48377888-767-6424
Oak Park13401 W 10 Mile RdOak Park, MI 48237888-767-6424
Ontonagon728 South 7th StOntonagon, MI 49953888-767-6424
Owosso1720 E. Main StOwosso, MI 48867888-767-6424
Paw Paw32849 Red Arrow HwyPaw Paw, MI 49079888-767-6424
Petoskey1185 N US 31 HwyPetoskey, MI 49770888-767-6424
Pontiac1270 Pontiac RdPontiac, MI 48340888-767-6424
Port Huron2887 Krafft Rd Court of Flags MallPort Huron, MI 48060888-767-6424
Portage603 Romence Rd Shoppes at Romence VillagePortage, MI 49024888-767-6424
Prudenville2565 S Gladwin Rd PO Box 169Prudenville, MI 48651888-767-6424
Redford25700 Joy RdRedford, MI 48239888-767-6424
Reed City21719 Howard StReed City, MI 49677888-767-6424
Rochester Hills2250 Crooks Rd Crooks Corner PlazaRochester Hills, MI 48309888-767-6424
Rogers City246 N Bradley HwyRogers City, MI 49779888-767-6424
Romeo71130 Van DykeBruce Twp, MI 48065888-767-6424
Saginaw - Bay Road4404 Bay RoadSaginaw, MI 48603888-767-6424
Saginaw - Dixie Highway4212 Dixie HwySaginaw, MI 48601888-767-6424
Sandusky277 E SanilacSandusky, MI 48471888-767-6424
Sault Ste. Marie2700 Davitt StSault Sainte Marie, MI 49783888-767-6424
Shelby Township50640 Schoenherr Rd Summit CenterShelby Township, MI 48315888-767-6424
Southfield25263 Telegraph Rd Telex PlazaSouthfield, MI 48033888-767-6424
Sparta534 S State StSparta, MI 49345888-767-6424
St. Charles115 S Saginaw StSaint Charles, MI 48655888-767-6424
St. Ignace364 N State StSaint Ignace, MI 49781888-767-6424
St. Johns1041 US 27 Unit B-23Saint Johns, MI 48879888-767-6424
Standish529 S Main PO Box 10Standish, MI 48658888-767-6424
Sterling Heights7917 19 Mile RdSterling Heights, MI 48314888-767-6424
Sturgis931 S Centerville Rd Sturgis PlazaSturgis, MI 49091888-767-6424
Suttons Bay100B Cedar St PO Box 236Suttons Bay, MI 49682888-767-6424
Taylor21572 Ecorse RdTaylor, MI 48180888-767-6424
Temperance7200 Lewis Ave Bldg C-6Temperance, MI 48182888-767-6424
Traverse City1759 Barlow St PO Box 6220Traverse City, MI 49686888-767-6424
Trenton3040 Van HornTrenton, MI 48183888-767-6424
Troy1111 E Long LakeTroy, MI 48085888-767-6424
Warren11533 E. 12 Mile RdWarren, MI 48093888-767-6424
West Bloomfield4297 Orchard Lake Rd., Suite 220West Bloomfield, MI 48323888-767-6424
West Branch2394 West M-55West Branch, MI 48661888-767-6424
Westland6090 N Wayne RdWestland, MI 48185888-767-6424
Wyoming1056 Rogers Plaza SWWyoming, MI 49509888-767-6424
Ypsilanti4675 Washtenaw AveAnn Arbor, MI 48108888-767-6424