Set a Michigan DMV Appointment Fast

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Michigan is called “the home of the U.S. automotive industry.” Each household owns an average of two cars. Owning a car comes with responsibilities, such as renewing drivers’ licenses every four years. Reserving a Michigan DMV appointment can be time-consuming. You may need to wait on the phone for hours to secure an appointment, or you may have to go through a lengthy online process.

DoNotPay helps with this by scheduling an appointment for you. You won’t have to wait at the DMV or wait on hold at all. Download DoNotPay for iOS or use it directly from your web browser.

As of the time of writing, the average wait time to reach a representative at the main Michigan DMV phone number is 42 minutes. 

How to book Michigan DMV appointments

There are two ways to secure an appointment at the Michigan DMV. You can book online or reach them by phone. Although booking online is easy, you will still have to complete a Michigan state DMV reservation slot on your scheduled date to save on time. If you have an urgent matter, call them directly instead. 

Booking Online

The Michigan DMV offers an intuitive online process for booking appointments.

  1. Go to the Michigan state DMV appointment page. 
  2. Enter your city or zip code. You can also choose the nearest branch within a radius of 10, 25, or 30 miles. Then hit the search icon.
  3. The next page displays a filtered list of branches with their address, distance, business days, and working hours.
  4. From your chosen branch, click the button to “Make Appointment.” 
  5.  The next page will ask for your appointment type. Choose “Apply” to get your first driver’s license, or choose “Renew,” “Request for more services,” or “Request for change of address.”
  6. Choose your preferred date and time for the appointment. 
  7. On the next tab, labeled “Tell Us About Yourself,” fill in your name and email address. A checklist of required documents will be displayed. 
  8. Review your booking details and confirm.

Booking by phone

Calling for DMV Michigan appointments can take time because you’ll have to wait on hold. DoNotPay helps with this by scheduling an appointment for you without you having to dial anyone or wait on hold. Download DoNotPay for iOS or use it directly from your web browser.

Michigan DMV phone number

Here are the phone numbers of the Michigan State Information Center:

  • Telephone: 1-888-764-6424
  • Toll-free: 888-SOS-MICH 

A person will answer your call from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you want to call a specific branch, access the Branch Office Locator. To choose a branch, you can either hover your cursor over the map, use the search icon, or scroll through the list. You will see the branch’s address, county, phone and fax numbers, working days and hours, lunch hours, holiday closings, and special services. 

If you need to find the number for a local branch office, check out this page.

How to book a DMV Michigan appointment with DoNotPay 

DoNotPay offers a straightforward and convenient way to set up appointments. Aside from saving time, you have the assurance of a professionally handled booking. 

  1. First, download DoNotPay for iOS or use it directly from your web browser
  2. The app will ask you what type of appointment you want to set. The options include
    1. Applying or renewing your driver’s license 
    2. Reserving a virtual slot
    3. Renewing the registration of your vehicle
    4. Changing your address
    5. Requesting your driver records
  3. Then, it will ask for a convenient date and time

If your request requires paperwork, DoNotPay can also help. The app will assist you in preparing the necessary forms or documents. Besides, DoNotPay will also help you fill them out.

What kind of DMV Michigan reservation can you book?

Here are some reasons why you might need to book an appointment

  • Order and renew license plates
  • Apply for a driver’s license or state ID for the first time
  • Renew, or replace driver’s license, state ID, REAL IDs, or enhanced IDs
  • Join the Organ Donor Register
  • Change your address
  • Renew the registration of a vehicle
  • Request a duplicate title of a car
  • Request a personalized license plate
  • Get a veteran designation
  • Notary service
  • Voter registration
  • Get a disability placard
  • Request a hearing
  • Request driving records

Dealing with all of this can be inconvenient, but there is a better way. DoNotPay can help set a DMV appointment in Michigan, help you fill out various forms, help contest traffic and parking tickets, and much more. Download DoNotPay for iOS or use it directly from your web browser

What documents should you prepare before your appointment with the Michigan DMV?

Before your appointment, you need to prepare certain documents. The requirements can vary depending on the reason for your appointment.

Starting in October 2020, a REAL ID will be required to board planes for domestic travel, enter specific federal facilities, military bases, and nuclear power plants.

Let’s see what documents you need to bring for:

  1. Applying for a REAL ID 
  2. Applying for an enhanced ID 
  3. Renewing your license 
  4. Getting a driver’s license or an ID card 
  5. Getting a commercial driver’s license

Documents needed for a REAL ID

Aside from filling out an application form, you need to bring your driver’s license or state ID and one other document that proves your identity. It must contain your date of birth and your full name. This document can be your:

  • Valid U.S. passport or card
  • Certified birth certificate with a stamp or raised seal issued by a government agency
  • Enhanced Michigan driver’s license or ID card
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Valid permanent resident card
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Valid foreign passport and U.S. visa with entry stamp
  • Valid, unexpired Employment Authorization Card

If your name is different from what is shown on your birth certificate, you need to bring certified documents for every time that your name has been changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.

Documents needed for an enhanced ID

Aside from filling out an application form, you need to bring one of the following for your Enhanced ID: 

  • Social security card
  • W-2 form
  • SSA 1099 form or non-SSA 1099 form
  • Paystub containing your name and social security number
  • SSA-L676 letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration

Documents for driver’s license renewal

Driver’s licenses are renewed in person once every eight years or under special cases only. Aside from filling out a form, you need to bring the following: 

  1. Your driver’s license or other acceptable ID
  2. Eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary for your vision test

Documents you need to get an ID card or a driver’s license

Apart from filling out an ID card application form, you will need:

  • A document proving your identity
  • A document showing proof of your current address
  • Your social security card, W-2 form, SSA or non-SSA 1099 form, or SSA letter of ineligibility 

Documents for a Commercial Driver’s License

Aside from taking the necessary knowledge and skills test, you will need:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence
  • Federal Security Threat Assessment

What is the best time to visit the Michigan DMV office?

Avoid the busiest times of the day, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, when everyone is squeezing errands into their lunch break. Also avoid Mondays, Fridays, and the days after public holidays.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment at the Michigan DMV?

There are currently 131 DMV offices around the state of Michigan. As of now, only 43 branches offer online appointments. The remaining 88 will start offering online bookings in phases starting June 2019

Since you may not be aware when your preferred branch will start offering online booking, DoNotPay can help by scheduling an appointment for you. Download DoNotPay for iOS or use it directly from your web browser.

What can you do to avoid long wait times when making an appointment at the Michigan DMV?

The best way is by using DoNotPay. Our app will alert you as soon as a real person is available to address your concerns. 

Another alternative is to get a virtual slot for Michigan DMV reservations so that you will be alerted by SMS when your turn to be serviced approaches. 

  1. Go to the Michigan DMV reservation page
  2. Enter your city or zip code. Hit the search icon.
  3. On your chosen branch, choose “Get in Line.” 
  4. On the next page, enter your area code and cell phone number. 

Michigan DMV Contact Information

You can send your concerns by post to the address below:

State of Michigan Information

608 W Allegan St

Lansing, MI 48933

United States

Here is a consolidated list of the Michigan DMV’s contact details. On the same page, you can also fill out a form to share your comments or complaints.

The latest DMV announcements are posted on the SOS website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.

DMV Locations in Michigan

There are 131 branch offices across the state, all listed here. All DMV branch offices accept cash, checks, money orders, Discover, MasterCard, VISA or debit cards for the payment of fees.

Detroit

Address:

3046 W Grand Blvd Suite L650 Cadillac Place 

Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: (888)767-6424

Open times

Monday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

Grand Rapids – Division Avenue

Address:

1 Division Ave N 

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (888) 777-0133

Open times

Monday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Warren

Address:

11533 E. 12 Mile Rd 

Warren, MI 48093

Phone: (888) 767-6424

Open times

Monday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

DoNotPay can help you find the best branch to handle your matter. You will get a confirmed appointment with the right DMV office in no time at all. Download DoNotPay for iOS or use it directly from your web browser.

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