Secretary of State Mobile Office joins Spring Boating Expo

Secretary of State Mobile OfficeMARCH 9, 2016

Watercraft registration available at full-service office

NOVI, Mich. – The full-service Secretary of State Mobile Office is setting up for business at Novi’s 24th annual Spring Boating Expo starting Thursday, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today.

“Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and of course our Great Lakes, but before you take your boat out, you need to make sure it is registered,” said Johnson. “Stop by our Mobile Office at the show to renew watercraft, driver’s licenses, and license plate tabs or take care of any other business you have with the SOS. It’s fast and easy.”

The Spring Boating Expo is held at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Dr. in Novi and runs through Sunday.  The show features more than 100 exhibitors selling the latest in ski boats, fishing boats, pontoons and personal watercraft. Visit for more information.

“Spring is just around the corner and with this many boats under one roof, the Spring Boating Expo offers convenient one-stop shopping for those interested in buying a boat,” said show manager Nicki Polan. “Docks, lifts, boat covers, inflatables, accessories, and so much more make it a great place to get your summer started – and while you’re at it, take advantage of the convenience of the SOS mobile office right on site.”
Michigan has about 900,000 watercraft registered in the state. Boat registrations are renewed every three years.

The Secretary of State’s Mobile Office will be open during regular show hours, which are:

  • Thursday – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A free boating safety course is available during the show on Saturday. Pre-registration is encouraged at The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division will be offering the course.


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).