Michigan Secretary of State system upgrade takes effect today

Enhanced online services to be offered starting 9 a.m. March 16, SOS says

The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) has undergone what it calls a “major technology upgrade” to its services system.

Online services, self-service stations and the branch office appointment system are back as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 16 after going offline for a few days to prepare the upgrade.

NOTE: The system has been struggling to work Tuesday, likely due to an influx of web traffic.

Once system upgrades are ready (9 a.m. March 16), new online services at Michigan.gov/SOS will include:

  • Renew or replace an enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo is required -- You may renew your driver’s license or enhanced driver’s license online through e-Services if you are a U.S. citizen and your last renewal was completed at a Secretary of State office.
  • View the status of the requested driver’s license or state ID
  • Request and obtain a driving record
  • Add a motorcycle endorsement to an eligible driver’s license
  • Access streamlined business services

The SOS said in addition to the services already offered at self-service stations, new transactions will include:

  • Renew a standard or enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo is required
  • Request a replacement and print out a temporary license or ID
  • Add a motorcycle endorsement to an eligible driver’s license
  • Sign up on the state’s organ donor registry

If you have any questions, you can visit the Department of State website at Michigan.gov/SOS, call 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424) or connect with us on our social media accounts.



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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.