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Your Michigan Driver's License

  • All motorists must have a valid driver's license to drive on Michigan's public roads. The Department of State offers a standard, chauffeur, commercial driver and enhanced license, which one you choose will depend on your driving needs.

    Your driver's license is issued for up to four years and expires on your birthday. For more information about obtaining, renewing, replacing or correcting a license, select a topic below.

    Other topics related to driver's license and state ID such as Teen Driver, Michigan Motorcycle Safety Program, Basic Driver Improvement Course and others can be found to the left.

Learn about: Eligibility, identification and testing requirements, and probationary period for persons over the age of 18.
Learn about: Eligibility requirements, endorsements, and tests for operating a motor vehicle for hire as a carrier of passengers or property.
Learn about: Commercial Driver License (CDL) eligibility requirements; self and medical certification; endorsements; restrictions and exemptions; and tests needed to obtain a CDL.
Learn about: Renewing a driver's license and special licensing situations such as renewing early.
Learn about: Replacing a lost license, changing your name or address on your driver's license.
Learn about: Obtaining a special license and endorsement for mopeds, recreational and farm vehicles.
Learn about: Renewing or replacing a driver's license, replacing a lost license, or requesting an extension of a driver's license.
Learn about: A license for U.S. citizens used as a border-crossing document from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.



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