Secretary of State
The Michigan Civil Rights Act requires State of Michigan departments to provide equal access to services for persons with a disability. Whenever you have business to conduct with the Department of State, we will provide, at our expense, a sign language interpreter for you.
How to Obtain a Sign Language Interpreter
To obtain a sign language interpreter you may contact the Department of State by email, by phone, or by visiting any branch office. Sign language interpreters may assist with many services including:
To Request An Interpreter By Email:
To Request An Interpreter By Phone:
To Request An Interpreter At A Secretary of State Branch Office:
Administrative hearings: If you have an administrative hearing scheduled and do not have an interpreter, you may request one from the department. Your request must be submitted at least five days before your hearing date.
Dial 7-1-1 to use the Michigan Relay Center, then enter the Department of State Information Center phone number 888-767-6424.
Using your own sign language interpreter
You may also use an interpreter that you know, or you may hire one through an agency. If you obtain your own interpreter, you are responsible for any payment.
If you are unable to secure a qualified interpreter or have further questions, please contact the Division on Deaf, Blind and Hard of Hearing at 877-499-6232 V/TTY toll-free, 517-335-6004 V/TTY, or 517-335-7773 (fax).