License Fee Information

License Fee Notifications

Fee notifications will be sent on or before September 19, 2020.

Fees must be paid online by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2020, or if mailed, postmarked by November 30, 2020, to avoid a late payment charge of $50.

Read the Supreme Court rules concerning the State Bar of Michigan, which includes the rules for license fees.

For step-by-step instructions as you go through the process of renewing your license, please refer to the license fees instructions.

Paying Your License Fees Online

Pay your fees online

New this year is the ability to change your status to active, inactive, emeritus, or resignation online. You'll be asked if you want to change your status near the beginning of the license renewal process.

If you don't have or forgot your password, click on the "Password Reset" button and follow the directions to reset your password.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions regarding annual license fees, followed by helpful answers. Note: Please refer to the Supreme Court Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan, which is the basis for this information. The fee instructions also provides additional information.

General License Fee Questions

Payment Questions

Status Change Questions

Waiver/Exemption Questions

Miscellaneous Questions

Section Questions

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