Michigan: Secretary of State offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

JANUARY 13, 2019

Customers encouraged to use online services at ExpressSOS.com

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds residents that all Secretary of State offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Most license plate types can be ordered or renewed online at ExpressSOS.com. Registrations for vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles or boats may be printed when renewing online, allowing motorists to drive legally until they get their plate and tab in the mail. Most driver's licenses and state ID cards also may be renewed online unless a trip to a branch office is required, as is the case to upgrade to a REAL ID license or state ID. Additionally, customers may order a duplicate registration or title, change their address and register to be an organ donor on the website.

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The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver's license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed, such as a holiday or weekend, can be renewed the following business day without penalty.

License plate tabs also can be renewed at self-service stations, many of which are available around the clock. Visit Michigan.gov/SOSSelfService to find a Secretary of State kiosk near you.

With the exception of holidays, offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smaller offices may close for the lunch hour. On Wednesdays, offices are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A few branch offices offer Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon. Check the Branch Office Locator at Michigan.gov/SOS for complete hours and services.

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 speak to a customer-service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).stats

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