How to Replace a Lost Level 1 Driver Learner's Permit in Michigan

by Tiffany Raiford

The state of Michigan requires all drivers younger than 18 learning to drive obtain a graduated driver's license, which is a Level 1 license. Level 1 is the issuance of the learner's permit by passing the first level of driver's education courses; you may begin Level 1 when you are 14 years, nine months old; pass a vision test; and have your parents' signatures on your application. You must hold your Level 1 learner's permit for at least six months before you can apply for Level 2 but you must be at least 16 years of age to apply. If you lose your Level 1 permit, replace it by contacting the Michigan Secretary of State and following the replacement process for any Michigan driver's license.

Apply for a replacement or duplicate Level 1 license at any secretary of state office in Michigan (see Resources). Drivers younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present when applying for a replacement license.

Provide the required proof of identity, such as your passport, a certified copy of your birth certificate or a Michigan state identification card, to the secretary of state's office clerk.

Pay the replacement fee, which is $9 as of 2011. Depending on the secretary of state's office where you apply for your duplicate license, the acceptable method of payment varies. Your Level 1 replacement permit is issued while you wait.

About the Author

Tiffany Raiford has several years of experience writing freelance. Her writing focuses primarily on articles relating to parenting, pregnancy and travel. Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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