DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY FEES

QUALIFYING OFFENSES 

 

**Driver responsibility material taken from http://www.michigan.gov/document.*


Assessed $1,000 per year for two years

  • CDL Manufacture/Distribute a Control Substance (1140)
  • Fail to Use Due Care Causing Death of Person Operating Implement of Husbandry (1804)
  • Fail to Use Due Care Causing Injury of Person Operating Implement of Husbandry (1803)
  • Failed to Stop After P.I. Accident (1610)
  • Failed to Stop or Identify After P.D. Accident (1630)
  • Failed to Stop or Identify After P.I. Accident Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function (1600)
  • Failure to Stop or Identify After P.I. Accident Causing Death (1605)
  • Failure to Use Due Care and Caution Causing Death of a Construction Worker (1802)
  • Failure to Use Due Care and Caution Causing Injury of a Construction Worker (1801)
  • Failure to Yield For an Emergency Responder Causing Death (1808)
  • Failure to Yield For an Emergency Responder Causing Injury (1807)
  • Fatality Through Negligent or Criminal Operation of a CMV (1405)
  • Felonious Driving (1450)
  • Felony With Auto Used (1440)
  • Felony/Auto Used (1430)
  • Fleeing and Eluding officer 1st Degree - Causing Death (1706)
  • Fleeing and Eluding Officer 2nd Degree -  Causing Serious Injury (1707)
  • Fleeing and Eluding Officer 3rd Degree (1708)
  • Fleeing and Eluding Officer 4th Degree (1709)
  • Manslaughter (1400)
  • Murder/Auto Used (1420)
  • Negligent Homicide (1410)
  • Operated Commercial Motor Vehicle with BAC .04 .07 (1230)
  • Operated While Intoxicated or While Impaired By Controlled Substance Causing Death (1120)
  • Operated While Intoxicated or While Impaired By Controlled Substance Causing Serious Injury (1130)
  • Operated While Intoxicated or While Impaired By Liquor Causing Death of An Emergency Responder (1035)
  • Operated While Intoxicated or While Impaired By Liquor Causing Serious Injury (1040)
  • Operating While Intoxicated (1025)
  • Operating While Intoxicated or While Impaired Causing Death (1030)
  • ORV - Allowed Person Under Influence Alcohol/Controlled Substance To Operate (8030)
  • ORV - Combined Operated Under Influence Liquor/Controlled Substance (8015)
  • ORV - Combined Operated Under Influence Liquor/Unlawful Bodily Alcohol Content (8025)
  • ORV - Operated Under Influence of Controlled Substance (8010)
  • ORV - Operated Under the Influence of Liquor (8000)
  • ORV - OUIL/OUID/OWI Causing Death (8040)
  • ORV - OUIL/OUID/OWI Causing Serious Impairment of A Body Function (8050)
  • ORV - Unlawful Bodily Alcohol Content (.10) (8020)
  • Snowmobile - Felony/Snowmobile Used (7300)
  • Snowmobile - Operating Under the Influence of Controlled Substance Causing Death (7120)
  • Snowmobile - Operating Under the Influence of Controlled Substance Causing Serious Impairment of A Body Function (7130)
  • Snowmobile - OUIL Causing Death (7030)
  • Snowmobile - OUIL Causing Serious Impairment of A Body Function (7040)
  • Unlawful Driving Away Auto (1500)

Assessed $500 per year for two years

  • Child Endangerment (1150)
  • Combined OWI and Controlled Substance (1220)
  • Drove Commercial Motor Vehicle While Disqualified (3230)
  • Drove While License Suspended/Revoked/Denied (DWLS) (3200)
  • DWLS Causing Death (3235)
  • DWLS Causing Serious Injury (3245)
  • No Insurance Under The Insurance Code (3108)
  • Operated While Impaired By Controlled Substance (1210)
  • Operating While Impaired By Liquor (1200)
  • Operating With Presence of Drugs (OWPD) (1105)
  • Person Under 21 With BAC (1240)
  • Reckless Driving (1800)

Assessed $200 per year for two years (as of May 1, 2004)*

  • No Proof of Insurance (3100)
  • No Insurance (3106)

Assessed $150 per year for two years

  • Drove w/o Proper License/Endorsement/Vehicle Group Designator (3020)
  • Drove While License Expired (3220)
  • Drove While Unlicensed or License Not Valid (3010)

*NOTE: Under Public Act 52 of 2004, effective May 1, 2004, "No Proof of Insurance" offenses will not be sent to the Michigan Department of State if the driver can provide proof of insurance prior to the court appearance date on the ticket. Drivers who do not show their proof of insurance will still be charged a fee of $200 for two years. It is the driver's responsibility to present proof of insurance to the court before the appearance date.

How To Pay

 

 How to Pay a Driver Responsibility Fee

Driver Responsibility Fees must be paid to the Michigan Department of Treasury within 30 days of your notice unless you have entered into an approved Installment Agreement.

Payments may be made towards the Driver Responsibility Fee. However, failure to pay in full or failure to enter into an approved Installment Agreement will result in the suspension of the driver's license and Treasury may take collection enforcement action such as placing a levy on wages or bank accounts. A reinstatement fee of $125 is required before the license is reinstated.

Once a driver's license has been suspended for nonpayment of driver responsibility fees, drivers must pay the fee in full to the Department of Treasury. In addition, a $125 driver's license reinstatement fee is required and must be paid to the Secretary of State. However, under certain conditions driving privileges may be reinstated if a driver enters into an approved Installment Agreement with the Michigan Department of Treasury. The reinstatement fee of $125 may be included in the approved Installment Agreement.

Driver Responsibility fee payments cannot be accepted by the courts or at Secretary of State branch offices.

 

 Parents, Legal Guardians and Spouses Payment Options

If you would like to make payment for another person (including minors and spouses) please make payment with a check or money order following the "Making Your Payment" instructions given below. Individuals calling on behalf of another party (including minors and spouses) by law will not be provided with information or be permitted to make payment arrangements unless a Power of Attorney   (Form 151) is on file with the Michigan Department of Treasury. The completed form may be faxed to the Collection Division at (517) 272-5561.

 Making Your Payments

  1. Make your check, cashier's check or money order payable to "State of Michigan-SAC" for the amount due.
  2. Write your assessment number on the check. The assessment number can be found in the upper right hand corner of your notice, and on the payment coupon. See Example of Notice.
  3. Include the payment coupon from the bottom of the notice.
  4. Please allow 10-14 days for mailing.
  5. Mail to: Collection Division
    Michigan Department of Treasury
    P.O. Box 30199
    Lansing, MI 48909-7699
    .

 Other Payment Options

Credit Card and Debit Card payments: The Michigan Department of Treasury does not accept payment by credit or debit card.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments: EFT is an electronic payment method that you may use to pay your Driver Responsibility Fee. Instead of writing a check for the amount due you instruct your financial institution to transfer the funds from your account to ours by completing the EFT form provided on this Web site. We then apply the transferred amount to your liability. EFT is a safe and efficient process for making your payment. All transactions are governed by strict, nationally established rules, regulations and security procedures and occur between financial institutions only at your request.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Information

Installment Agreements: The Michigan Department of Treasury may enter into an Installment Agreement for up to 24 months with a driver who has been assessed Driver Responsibility Fees.

Installment Agreement Information

 Contact Information

Individuals calling on behalf of another party (including minors and spouses) by law will not be provided with information, or be permitted to make payment arrangements unless a Power of Attorney Form is on file with the Michigan Department of Treasury.

  • Individuals who have received an Order of Action (Form DI-174 Suspension Notification) from the Michigan Department of State should contact the Michigan Accounts Receivable Collection System ( MARCS) at 1-800-950-6227 to make payment on their account.

For help regarding payment issues, contact the Michigan Department of Treasury at (517) 636- 5240.

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