Lower Peninsula Secretary of State offices to close today due to expected winter storm

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

LANSING, Mich. – All Secretary of State offices in the Lower Peninsula closed at noon today as part of a state of Michigan government closure due to expected severe weather.

Customers are advised to follow news reports, check Michigan.gov or visit the Branch Office Locator before driving to an office tomorrow.

All appointments or hearings scheduled for this afternoon have been adjourned. People who have appointments or hearings tomorrow should check before heading out. If the state is closed at the time of the appointment, the hearing will be adjourned to another day.

The Secretary 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, weekend or weather emergency, can be renewed the following day without penalty.

Most people renewing license plates, driver's licenses and ID cards can do business online at www.ExpressSOS.com or by mail. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online as well.
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. on Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.

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For media questions, please call Gisgie Dávila Gendreau
or Fred Woodhams at 517-373-2520.

Customers may call the Department of State Information Center to
speak to a customer-service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).