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SOS offices in Lower Peninsula close for rest of day with weather closure of state government

Residents encouraged to use online services at


Because of the weather-related closure of state government, all Secretary of State offices in the Lower Peninsula have closed for the remainder of Monday, Jan. 28.

Customers also are advised to follow news reports, check or visit the Secretary of State’s Branch Office Locator before driving to an office Tuesday, Jan. 29.

All appointments or hearings scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, have been adjourned. People who have appointments or hearings Tuesday, Jan. 29, should check before heading out. If the state is closed at the time of the appointment, the hearing will be adjourned to another day.

Customers who have MI-TIME Line appointments for Monday, Jan. 28, will need to reschedule for a different day at

Most people renewing license plates, driver’s licenses and ID cards can do business online at or by mail. Easy-to-follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online, as well.

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.

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. Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.


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