DRIVER’S LICENSE REINSTATEMENT

If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked, there are certain things you must do to get it back. First, you will need to get a copy of your driving record to see what is on it. If you have gotten tickets or had other actions taken against your license in another state, you need to get a copy of each driving record from each different state you’ve had a ticket in or had other actions taken against you. Outstanding tickets and fines from other states could affect your ability get or restore a Michigan license.

Once you have your driving record, there are two different types of driver’s license suspensions: (1) Definite suspensions (from a certain date through a certain date); and (2) Indefinite suspensions (no predetermined end date). Definite suspensions can be lifted once the through date has passed by going to your Secretary of State office and paying the reinstatement fee. To learn more about how to read your Michigan driving record, take a look at the Secretary of State manual section, “How to Read a Driving Record.”

Restoring Your Driver’s License Toolkit from Michigan Legal Help