Secretary of State
JANUARY 9, 2019
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds residents that all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.
Customers can visit ExpressSOS.com to renew their license plate tabs and driver’s licenses, change their address or get a replacement registration or title. And with its Print ’N Go feature, customers can renew their driver’s licenses and tabs for their vehicles, motorcycles or boats, print their receipt and drive legally until they get their card or sticker in the mail. On their eighth year, customers do need to visit an office to get a new driver’s license so they can pass a vision test and get an updated photo.
The Secretary of State’s Office 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.
License plate tabs also can be renewed at Self-Service Stations, many of which are available around the clock. Visit the Branch Office Locator at www.michigan.gov/SOS to find a Self-Service Station 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 most offices are open from 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. Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.
You can make an appointment or hold your spot in line at Secretary of State MI-TIME Line participating offices by using your phone or the web.
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Communications Director Shawn Starkey at 517-335-3264.
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Customers may call the Department of State Information Center to
speak to a customer-service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).