Secretary of State
Secretary of State offices are open and offering extended hours. Offices are open Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Effective Aug. 23, 2021, face masks are required in state buildings by all persons, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Residents can schedule a visit or stop by any office unannounced and staff will serve them immediately if there is availability, invite them to wait or return for the next opening the same day, or assist them in scheduling a convenient return visit, often for the next day.
Vehicle registrations, driver licenses and state IDs with expirations between March 31 and August 1, 2021, have been extended 120 days from the original expiration date. Late fees will be waived upon renewal and can be refunded retroactively upon request to those who paid them.
Most transactions can be completed from home by mail or using online services. Vehicle registration stickers and temporary licenses and IDs can be printed immediately at any of our self-service stations.
In the Department of State License Plate Store, you'll find a showcase of attractive license plates that should please just about anyone.
"Plate It Your Way" is an online service that allows you to check for the availability of a personalized plate before you visit a branch office.
The License Plate Store also provides information about disability plates and parking placards as well as historical and collector plates.
The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a program for licensing commercial vehicles in interstate operations among member jurisdictions. All of North America is included in the IRP, except for Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and the Canadian Northwest Territories and Nunavut.