Department of State offices to close for Presidents Day on Feb. 21

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FEBRUARY 7, 2005

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land announced today that all Secretary of State offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of Presidents Day.

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 day without penalty.

Motorists renewing license plates can "skip the trip" to the branch office by renewing by mail, or if eligible, by Internet or touch-tone telephone. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. License plate tabs will arrive by mail within seven business days.

Secretary of State offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Smaller branch offices may close for the lunch hour. On Wednesdays, most offices are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with those in city centers open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PLUS offices and SUPER!Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with SUPER!Centers also providing Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit the Department of State Web site at