Secretary of State
JANUARY 18, 2018
Customers urged to hop online to ExpressSOS.com instead
The Secretary of State offices in L’Anse and Houghton will be closed next week for a remodeling project, but customers can hop online to ExpressSOS.com instead, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said.
The L’Anse office, 115 N. Front St., will not open on Monday, Jan. 22 and will resume normal service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
The Houghton office, 902 Razorback Dr., will be closed Monday, Jan. 22 and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 25.
Customers and staff will benefit from renovations that include new data lines to speed transactions and an improved counter configuration.
“The features that this remodeling project will bring are part of our commitment to continuously improving and providing convenient customer service while being efficient with taxpayer dollars,” Johnson said. “Area residents now can do many transactions with us by hopping online at ExpressSOS.com but when they do need to visit, they can enjoy the benefits of updated offices in L’Anse and Houghton.”
The ExpressSOS website allows customers to renew their tabs and driver’s licenses, get a duplicate registration or title, change their address and register to be an organ donor. And with its Print ’N Go feature, customers can renew their driver’s licenses and tabs for their vehicles, motorcycles or boats, print their receipt and drive legally until they get their card or sticker in the mail. On their eighth year, customers do need to visit an office to get a new driver’s license so they can pass a vision test and get an updated photo.
Residents who need Secretary of State services during the remodeling period may visit the next closest offices. The Mohawk branch, 3616 U.S. Highway 41, which is normally open only on Thursday during the winter, will be open Monday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Jan. 25. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the branch will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch closure from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the branch hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a lunch closure from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Ontonagon office, 728 S. 7th St., is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch closure from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a lunch closure from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For media questions, please call 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).