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You can now renew your license plates, registration at select Meijer stores

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 08:17:05-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Secretary of State is hoping to make it easier for residents to renew their license plates and registrations.

There are now 28 self-service stations at select Meijer stores for you to skip your trip to the SOS branch and get your tabs while shopping.

The stations offer services in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Residents will not need to have their renewal packet with them to renew at the station.

There will be some people whose car is eligible to be renewed with only the plate number or the last four digits of your VIN number.

The self-service stations offer renewals for automobiles, motorcyclyes and watercraft. The kiosks are able to print car and motorcycle tabs but watercraft tabs will have to be sent through the mail.

Seven of the kiosks are at stores in West Michigan:

  • Battle Creek – 2191 Columbia Ave. W and 6405 B Drive N
  • Grand Rapids – 1540 28th St. SE
  • Greenville – 606 S. Greenville West Drive
  • Kalamazoo – 6660 W. Main St.
  • Muskegon – 700 W. Norton Ave.
  • Portage – 5121 S. Westnedge Ave.

Customers will have to pay a service fee of $3.95 for every car renewed at the self-service stations.

Looking ahead to 2021, the SOS says the machines will be able to do even more transactions one the department of state goes through its computer system upgrade.

For a full list of locations with the self-service stations, click here.