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Drivers can add 'renew registration' to shopping list at 14 Metro Detroit stores

February 24, 2020, 3:23 PM

Choices of how to renew vehicle and watercraft registrations expand.

In addition to doing so online, by mail or -- for some unfathomable reason -- at a Michigan Secretary of State branch, drivers can use kiosks at 28 Meijer stores -- including two in Detroit and a dozen more in the tricounty area (list below).

Driver services at these new stations expand next year. (Photo: Michigan Secretary of State)

No need to bring a renewal form sent by mail. Eligible vehicles can be renewed in about two minutes with just the plate number and last four digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

The self-serve stations, installed in a rollout that began last October, replace clunkier versions that often broke, printed blank tabs or ran out of tabs, a media handout says. The devices, resembling those for airport check-in and car rental, allow renewals for autos, motorcycles, Jet-Skis and boats. (Vehcile plate tabs are printed on site, while watercraft tabs are mailed.)

Transactions can be in Spanish or Arabic instead of English. A $3.95 extra fee is added to each.

The touch-screen machines "will add numerous driver-related transactions once the Michigan Department of State completes the second portion of its computer system upgrade in March 2021," says the release, which lists all current locations.

These are in our metro region, with more promised:

  • Detroit: 1301 W. Eight Mile Rd.

  • Detroit: 21431 Grand River Ave.

  • Auburn Hills: 800 Brown Rd.

  • Belleville: 9701 Belleville Rd.

  • Chesterfield: 27255 23 Mile Rd.

  • Clinton Township: 40445 S. Groesbeck Hwy.

  • Commerce Township: 1703 Haggerty Hwy.

  • Fraser: 34835 Utica Rd.

  • Lincoln Park: 3710 Dix Hwy.

  • Madison Heights: 1005 E. 13 Mile Rd.

  • Rochester Hills: 3175 S. Rochester Rd.

  • Roseville: 30800 Little Mack Ave.

  • Shelby Township: 15055 Hall Rd.

  • Southfield: 28800 Telegraph Rd.

Read more:  Michigan Secretary of State

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