Secretary of State
Use this service to replace your vehicle or motorcycle license plate if:
Your plate is rusted, damaged or illegible due to age or wear and tear.
You will need your vehicle registration and driver’s license.
A license plate can only be replaced by the vehicle owner, by a member of the owner's family living at the same address or by a representative of the owner with a Power of Attorney or an Appointment of Agent form completed by the vehicle owner.
Fundraising and veterans plates aren’t available for motorcycles.
Plates such as disability, commercial, municipal, dealer, salvage, scrap, temporary, IRP, special organization, historical, authentic, non-profit Y, manufacturer, etc., require special ordering. Follow one of the previous license plate links or contact the Department of State Information Center at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424) for information about ordering these plates.
If your plate was stolen, contact your local police or sheriff's office. The agency will enter a message into the Law Enforcement Information Network alerting officers that the plate was reported as stolen.
Select the preferred method below for requesting a replacement plate – online, mail, self-service station or branch office (Not all plates can be renewed by all methods.)
This option is only available when renewing.
Download the plate order form for the plate of your choice and mail in the completed form. Plate forms are located in the License Plate Store.
Branch Office appointment:
Make sure to bring your vehicle registration and driver's license.
Fees will vary depending on the plate:
How you pay for your transaction will vary depending on which service you selected. Cash, money orders, e-checks, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit and branded debit cards are all accepted methods of payment. A processing fee is charged for credit and debit card use.
Self-service stations accept Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards. Some stations also accept cash.
Additional fees are due if you personalize your replacement plate or if you purchase a different type of plate.