Here’s What To Do If You Lose Your License Plate Tab in Michigan
Have you ever wondered what you are supposed to do if your license plate tab falls off or is stolen? I'll give you a hint, you shouldn't just ignore it. You can get a ticket for having expired tags, so if it comes off, you need to get a new one ASAP.
So how do you get a new one? That's pretty easy and it will only cost you $5. Just head down to the Secretary of State office with your vehicle registration and your license plate number to get a new one. In fact, you can get an entirely new license plate with tab and registration for only $5 if it gets damaged, stolen, or lost.
You may obtain a replacement license plate at a Secretary of State office. Bring the vehicle registration or the license plate number and your identification. A replacement plate and tab will be issued for $5, along with a new registration. Additional fees are due if you personalize your replacement plate or if you purchase a different type of plate. - Michigan.gov
Michigan.gov has quite the little wealth of knowledge on their website pertaining to your license plate, tabs, and registration.