Michigan DMV Guide - The Michigan Department of Motor Vehicle Explained

The Secretary of State Instruction Center

The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) oversees driving services in 83 counties.

At your local DMV office, you can do tasks like getting MI driver permitting & licensing, registering or renewing titles, requesting drivers’ records, and so much more. You can access information when you arrive or get copies of important forms for driving-related tasks.

DMVConnect is an easy way to navigate the Michigan DMV system without hassle.

We know going to an MI DMV office can be an exhausting experience. The long wait times, noisy environment, disgruntled people waiting around, and convoluted paperwork is down-right dreadful.

We did the work for you — condensing important information and compiling it into easy-to-understand MI SOS guides.

Our driver guides and articles share Michigan DMV locations, what to expect when going or using their systems, and how to complete different driving needs without the hassle.

Get Help with Michigan DMV Services

Whether you’re a new driver in the state’s graduated licensing program or need helpful guides and resources about MI driver services — DMVConnect has everything you need. Those of you planning on getting behind-the-wheel will find our tutorials refreshing through layman’s terms.

Our round-up of MI DMV services takes you through the process of driving and vehicle ownership.

Topics we cover include (but not limited to):

  • Licensing & Registration
  • Traffic school & Driver education
  • Driver safety
  • Records & forms
  • Fees & taxes

…and anything else you may need as an MI resident, out-of-state driver, or military member.

Plus, we share helpful MI SOS and driving tips and tricks to ace your driving tests. You’ll discover forms and other paperwork you can expect to file and tutorials to master the roads. We’ve included a full overview of the online and mail-in options if you prefer these methods, as well!

Want the latest news about your state’s requirements? We’re covering that on our blog. Plus, we’re constantly sharing resourceful how-to tutorials to make you a better Michigan driver!

Need to Find Michigan DMV Offices?

There are hundreds of Michigan SOS locations throughout the state. Trying to find the best one to suit your driving needs can be a chore. We’ve collected them all in our MI DMV directory, so don’t have to sort through clunky systems and outdated listings.

Each DMV office page includes services offered, Michigan DMV hours of operation, and contact details – letting you quickly get in, do your business, and be on your way.

Can’t find the information you’re looking for? We’re constantly updating our DMV guides and directory as road rules change.

We’ve included a ton of helpful links and official resources so you’re never on your own. It’s our goal to make the most complete directory of Michigan driving-related information.

Need to Make a Michigan DMV Appointment?

Your local Michigan SOS office will accept appointments for several services. Services include handling a driver’s license, doing road skill tests, applying for vehicle titles, and more. All you need to do is give them a call and you’ll have an appointment set!

Use our MI SOS office directory to find the one nearest to you and its contact details. We hope you’ll find that going to the DMV isn’t nearly as difficult and annoying as you remembered.

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The following are all DMV Offices in Michigan


DMV Offices in Adrian Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Adrian, Michigan
DMV Offices in Albion Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Albion, Michigan
DMV Offices in Allegan Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Allegan, Michigan
DMV Offices in Alma Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Alma, Michigan
DMV Offices in Alpena Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Alpena, Michigan
DMV Offices in Ann Arbor Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Ann Arbor, Michigan
 Secretary Of State Branch Office (ypsilanti) Of Ann Arbor, Michigan
DMV Offices in Atlanta Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Atlanta, Michigan
DMV Offices in Bad Axe Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Bad Axe, Michigan
DMV Offices in Baldwin Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Baldwin, Michigan
DMV Offices in Battle Creek Secretary Of State Branch Office (calhoun County Plus) Of Battle Creek, Michigan
DMV Offices in Bay City Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Bay City, Michigan
DMV Offices in Bellaire Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Bellaire, Michigan
DMV Offices in Belleville Plus Branch Office Of Belleville, Michigan
DMV Offices in Benton Harbor Plus Branch Office Of Benton Harbor, Michigan
DMV Offices in Bessemer Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Bessemer, Michigan
DMV Offices in Big Rapids Plus Branch Office Of Big Rapids, Michigan
DMV Offices in Brownstown Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Brownstown, Michigan
DMV Offices in Bruce Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Bruce, Michigan
DMV Offices in Cadillac Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Cadillac, Michigan
DMV Offices in Canton Plus Branch Office Of Canton, Michigan
DMV Offices in Caro Plus Branch Office Of Caro, Michigan
DMV Offices in Charlevoix Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Charlevoix, Michigan
DMV Offices in Cheboygan Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Cheboygan, Michigan
DMV Offices in Chelsea Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Chelsea, Michigan
DMV Offices in Chesterfield Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Chesterfield , Michigan
DMV Offices in Clare Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Clare, Michigan
DMV Offices in Clarkston Secretary Of State Branch Office (north Oakland County Plus) Of Clarkston, Michigan
DMV Offices in Clinton Township Super!center Branch Office Of Clinton Township, Michigan
DMV Offices in Clio Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Clio, Michigan
DMV Offices in Coldwater Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Coldwater, Michigan
DMV Offices in Davison Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Davison, Michigan
DMV Offices in Dearborn Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Dearborn, Michigan
DMV Offices in Detroit Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Detroit, Michigan
 Super!center Branch Office Of Detroit, Michigan
 Secretary Of State Branch Office #1 Of Detroit, Michigan
 Detroit Livernois Sos Office Of Detroit, Michigan
 Secretary Of State Branch Office #3 Of Detroit, Michigan
 Plus Branch Office Of Detroit, Michigan
DMV Offices in Dowagiac Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Dowagiac, Michigan
DMV Offices in East Tawas Secretary Of State Branch Office Of East Tawas, Michigan
DMV Offices in Escanaba Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Escanaba, Michigan
DMV Offices in Flint Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Flint, Michigan
 Super!center Branch Office Of Flint, Michigan
DMV Offices in Fremont Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Fremont, Michigan
DMV Offices in Gaylord Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Gaylord, Michigan
DMV Offices in Gladwin Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Gladwin, Michigan
DMV Offices in Grand Haven Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Grand Haven, Michigan
DMV Offices in Grand Rapids Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Grand Rapids, Michigan
 Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Grand Rapids, Michigan
 Super!center Branch Office Of Grand Rapids, Michigan
DMV Offices in Grayling Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Grayling, Michigan
DMV Offices in Greenville Plus Branch Office Of Greenville, Michigan
DMV Offices in Hamtramck Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Hamtramck, Michigan
DMV Offices in Harrisville Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Harrisville, Michigan
DMV Offices in Hart Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Hart, Michigan
DMV Offices in Hastings Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Hastings, Michigan
DMV Offices in Highland West Oakland County Plus Branch Office Of Highland, Michigan
DMV Offices in Hillsdale Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Hillsdale, Michigan
DMV Offices in Holland Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Holland, Michigan
DMV Offices in Honor Benzie County Branch Office (honor) Of Honor, Michigan
DMV Offices in Houghton Secretary Of State Branch Office (houghton) Of Houghton, Michigan
DMV Offices in Howell Secretary Of State Branch Office (howell) Of Howell, Michigan
DMV Offices in Hudsonville Secretary Of State Branch Office (hudsonville) Of Hudsonville, Michigan
DMV Offices in Inkster Secretary Of State Branch Office (inkster) Of Inkster, Michigan
DMV Offices in Ionia Secretary Of State Branch Office (ionia) Of Ionia, Michigan
DMV Offices in Iron Mountain Secretary Of State Branch Office Of Iron Mountain, Michigan
DMV Offices in Iron River Secretary Of State Branch Office (iron River) Of Iron River, Michigan
DMV Offices in Jackson Secretary Of State Branch Office (jackson) Of Jackson, Michigan
DMV Offices in Kalamazoo Plus Branch Office (kalamazoo) Of Kalamazoo, Michigan
DMV Offices in Kalkaska Secretary Of State Branch Office (kalkaska) Of Kalkaska, Michigan
DMV Offices in L'Anse Secretary Of State Branch Office (l'anse) Of L'anse, Michigan
DMV Offices in Lake City Secretary Of State Branch Office (lake City) Of Lake City, Michigan
DMV Offices in Lansing Plus Branch Office (lansing) Of Lansing, Michigan
 Capital Area Super Center Branch Office Of Lansing, Michigan
DMV Offices in Lapeer Plus Branch Office (lapeer) Of Lapeer, Michigan
DMV Offices in Livonia Super!center Branch Office (livonia) Of Livonia, Michigan
DMV Offices in Ludington Secretary Of State Branch Office (ludington) Of Ludington, Michigan
DMV Offices in Manistee Secretary Of State Branch Office (manistee) Of Manistee, Michigan
DMV Offices in Manistique Secretary Of State Branch Office (manistique) Of Manistique, Michigan
DMV Offices in Marquette Plus Branch Office (marquette) Of Marquette, Michigan
DMV Offices in Mason Secretary Of State Branch Office (mason) Of Mason, Michigan
DMV Offices in Menominee Secretary Of State Branch Office (menominee) Of Menominee, Michigan
DMV Offices in Midland Secretary Of State Branch Office (midland) Of Midland, Michigan
DMV Offices in Mio Secretary Of State Branch Office (mio) Of Mio, Michigan
DMV Offices in Mohawk Secretary Of State Branch Office (mohawk) Of Mohawk, Michigan
DMV Offices in Monroe Secretary Of State Branch Office (monroe) Of Monroe, Michigan
DMV Offices in Mount Pleasant Secretary Of State Branch Office (mount Pleasant) Of Mount Pleasant, Michigan
DMV Offices in Munising Secretary Of State Branch Office (munising) Of Munising, Michigan
DMV Offices in Muskegon Secretary Of State Branch Office (muskegon) Of Muskegon, Michigan
DMV Offices in Newberry Secretary Of State Branch Office (newberry) Of Newberry, Michigan
DMV Offices in Niles Plus Branch Office (niles) Of Niles, Michigan
DMV Offices in Novi Plus Branch Office (novi) Of Novi, Michigan
DMV Offices in Oak Park Secretary Of State Branch Office (oak Park) Of Oak Park, Michigan
DMV Offices in Ontonagon Secretary Of State Branch Office (ontonagon) Of Ontonagon, Michigan
DMV Offices in Owosso Secretary Of State Branch Office (owosso) Of Owosso, Michigan
DMV Offices in Paw Paw Secretary Of State Branch Office (paw Paw) Of Paw Paw, Michigan
DMV Offices in Petoskey Secretary Of State Branch Office (petoskey) Of Petoskey, Michigan
DMV Offices in Pontiac Super!center Branch Office (pontiac) Of Pontiac, Michigan
DMV Offices in Port Huron Secretary Of State Branch Office (port Huron) Of Port Huron, Michigan
DMV Offices in Portage Plus Branch Office (portage) Of Portage, Michigan
DMV Offices in Prudenville Plus Branch Office (prudenville) Of Prudenville, Michigan
DMV Offices in Redford Plus Branch Office (redford) Of Redford, Michigan
DMV Offices in Reed City Secretary Of State Branch Office (reed City) Of Reed City, Michigan
DMV Offices in Rochester Hills Secretary Of State Branch Office (rochester Hills) Of Rochester Hills, Michigan
DMV Offices in Rogers City Secretary Of State Branch Office (rogers City) Of Rogers City, Michigan
DMV Offices in Saginaw Saginaw County Plus Branch Office Of Saginaw, Michigan
 Secretary Of State Branch Office (saginaw South) Of Saginaw, Michigan
DMV Offices in Saint Charles Secretary Of State Branch Office (saint Charles) Of Saint Charles, Michigan
DMV Offices in Saint Clair Shores Plus Branch Office (saint Clair Shores) Of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
DMV Offices in Saint Ignace Secretary Of State Branch Office (st. Ignace) Of Saint Ignace, Michigan
DMV Offices in Saint Johns Secretary Of State Branch Office (st. Johns) Of Saint Johns, Michigan
DMV Offices in Sandusky Plus Branch Office (sandusky) Of Sandusky, Michigan
DMV Offices in Sault Ste Marie Secretary Of State Branch Office (sault Sainte Marie) Of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
DMV Offices in Shelby Township Secretary Of State Branch Office (shelby Township) Of Shelby Township, Michigan
DMV Offices in Southfield Secretary Of State Branch Office (southfield) Of Southfield, Michigan
DMV Offices in Sparta Secretary Of State Branch Office (sparta) Of Sparta, Michigan
DMV Offices in Standish Secretary Of State Branch Office (standish) Of Standish, Michigan
DMV Offices in Sterling Heights Secretary Of State Branch Office (sterling Heights) Of Sterling Heights, Michigan
DMV Offices in Sturgis Plus Branch Office (sturgis) Of Sturgis, Michigan
DMV Offices in Suttons Bay Secretary Of State Branch Office (suttons Bay) Of Suttons Bay, Michigan
DMV Offices in Taylor Plus Branch Office (taylor) Of Taylor, Michigan
DMV Offices in Temperance Secretary Of State Branch Office (temperance) Of Temperance, Michigan
DMV Offices in Traverse City Plus Branch Office (traverse City) Of Traverse City, Michigan
DMV Offices in Trenton Secretary Of State Branch Office (trenton) Of Trenton, Michigan
DMV Offices in Troy Secretary Of State Branch Office (troy) Of Troy, Michigan
DMV Offices in Warren Secretary Of State Branch Office (warren) Of Warren, Michigan
DMV Offices in West Bloomfield Secretary Of State Branch Office (west Bloomfield) Of West Bloomfield, Michigan
DMV Offices in West Branch Secretary Of State Branch Office (west Branch) Of West Branch, Michigan
DMV Offices in Westland Plus Branch Office (westland) Of Westland, Michigan
DMV Offices in Wyoming Secretary Of State Branch Office (wyoming) Of Wyoming, Michigan