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Registration Renewal Fees in Michigan

Renewing your registration will require you to pay a few types of fees: 1- your vehicle registration fee, 2- a late fee (if applicable), 3- vehicle property tax, 4- additional fees and, if you choose to renew through our site, 5- our agency fee. The fees are broken down as follows:

1- Vehicle Registration Fee

The state fee to renew a passenger vehicle is between $4.50 and $9.00.

2- Late Fee (if applicable):

If your decals have already expired, you will pay a late fee when you renew. The amount is determined by how long your registration has been expired and may be pro-rated based upon the number of months since expiration. Registrations less than 1 month expired assess a $8 fee. For registrations late more than 1 month, an additional $4 is added for each month past due.

3- Vehicle Tax:

This is the main portion of your renewal fee as you will be taxed based upon the appraised value of your vehicle. The amount will range based upon your vehicle's original MSRP and the age of the vehicle and as low as $10.00 or up to $500.00 or more. The amount range varies so much because it is based on factors unique to you. The amount you will be charged is listed on your renewal notice.

4- Additional Fees

Where applicable, there will be a postage fee of $0.47 added to each transaction. In addition, a $1.50 air quality fee is added on to every registration renewal.

5- Third Party Agency Fee:

This site charges an agency fee of $39.99 to process your online transaction with the state on your behalf. This fee is not required and will not be assessed if you choose to renew your vehicle through the official state portal. There are valuable benefits associated with this fee, including bonus coupons, accessible email support, error-free processing, and much more. We also guarantee your satisfaction, so if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.