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Driver Responsibility Fees are being waived. Here's how Detroiters can get them waived earlier

A 10-hour workforce development course can bring Detroiters closer to a valid license

If you’re a Michigan driver with an invalid license due to overdue driver responsibility fees owed to the State of Michigan, you could possibly get your license back months earlier by enrolling in a a free workforce development program offered by the City of Detroit.

The State of Michigan will eliminate all driver responsibility fees on October 1, 2018, but  Detroiters can earn fee forgiveness and license restoration before then by completing a 10-hour workforce development program at a Detroit At Work career center or another designated workforce development event in Detroit.

Here’s how it works. 

If you were in a payment plan for your outstanding driver responsibility fees that started on or before February 1, 2018, your fees are immediately forgiven. Contact the State of Michigan Department of Treasury at 517-636-5240 for confirmation. This occurs whether you enroll in the free 10-hour workforce development program or not.

Let’s say you have overdue fees and did not enroll in a payment plan prior to February 1. If you enroll in the free 10-hour workforce development program and complete it, your fees are automatically forgiven and you can move toward reinstating your license sooner.

If you are already enrolled in a separate workforce training program offered by Detroit At Work and you have outstanding driver responsibility fees, your fees are automatically forgiven. Contact the State of Michigan Department of Treasury at 517-636-5240 for confirmation. 

If you take no action until October 1, your license will still be invalid until then — but your fees will be forgiven on that date.

You can register for the 10-hour workforce development program online here or register to complete the training in person here. For more information, visit detroitatwork.com