Secretary of State's Mobile Office will be at Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit

MAY 28, 2014SOS Mobile Office serving customers

Full service office offers vehicle registration, other services

LANSING, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that her Mobile Office will provide services alongside the roaring engines of race cars competing this weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

"Although we don't register race cars, the Belle Isle Grand Prix is a great time for you to register your own vehicle or watercraft," said Johnson. "Stop by our Mobile Office and let our friendly staff answer your questions and help you with your business."

The Mobile Office will be located in the Meijer Fan Zone in the center of the island off of Picnic Way. It will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Grand Prix will feature several auto races throughout the weekend, including the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit races, where the Verizon IndyCar Series will run races Saturday and Sunday on the island.

The Mobile Office is a full-service branch and visitors can take care of most Secretary of State business at this event, including renewing license plate tabs, signing up to be an organ donor, and renewing driver's licenses.

Visitors can also learn more about the veterans' driver's license and identification card designation. The designation, which became available May 1, allows honorably discharged veterans to receive retail discounts and promotions without having to carry around their discharge papers.

The Mobile office will also be offering the state's Recreation Passport. Last month, Johnson kayaked the Detroit River off Belle Isle, the state's newest park, to promote the Recreation Passport, which allows Michigan residents entry into all state parks, natural areas and boat launches, including Belle Isle. The cost for the Passport is $11 per car or truck and $5 per motorcycle. Those who purchase the Passport receive special tabs with the letter "P" printed on them. The passport is valid until the tab expires. Money generated through the Recreation Passport helps pay for park programs and to preserve state parks and historic state sites.

"With over 100,000 people expected to attend the Grand Prix this year, it's a great opportunity for our fans to take advantage of the Secretary of State Mobile Office and purchase their Recreation Passports to access Belle Isle," said Bud Denker, chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

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).

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