Secretary of State
May 21, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26. Secretary of State SUPER!Centers normally offer Saturday hours but will be closed on Saturday, May 24.
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.
ExpressSOS.com offers a convenient alternative for renewing license plates, driver's licenses and state ID cards. Online license plate renewal allows customers to "print-n-go" by printing a copy of their new registration to use until their tabs arrive in the mail. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online as well.
License plate tabs can also 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.
Tabs, driver's licenses and state ID cards may also be renewed by mail. Check the front of the renewal notice when renewing a driver's license to see if a branch office visit may be required.
With the exception of holidays, branch offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smaller branch 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. on Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.
For more information about branch office locations, hours and services, visit www.Michigan.gov/sos. Sign up for the official Secretary of State Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/michsos and Facebook updates at www.facebook.com/MichiganSoS.
Customers also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).
For media questions, please call Gisgie Dávila Gendreau at 517-373-2520.