Michigan to offer 2-year license plate tabs in October 2022

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LANSING — Michigan drivers will have the option to renew their vehicle registration every two years instead one under a new law that will take effect in October 2022.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bill Wednesday. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said two-year license plate tabs “will add yet another convenient service to our catalog.”

Michigan once implemented two-year registrations in the early 1980s, but the Department of State reported they were not popular with motorists, according to the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency.

Drivers will still be able to renew annually. Tabs expire on the owner’s birthday.

The governor last month signed related legislation to ensure they also will be able to buy an optional two-year recreation passport for unlimited access to state parks, recreation areas, boat launches, forest campgrounds and trail parking lots.

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