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Secretary of State offices in Upper Peninsula to close Jan. 30, 31 because of extreme weather

Residents encouraged to use online services at

Because of extreme winter weather predicted by the National Weather Service, Secretary of State offices in the Upper Peninsula will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31.

The affected offices include those located in Bessemer, Escanaba, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Iron River, L’Anse, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, Mohawk, Munising, Newberry, Ontonagon, St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie.

All appointments or hearings scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, or Thursday, Jan. 31, have been adjourned. People who have appointments or hearings Friday, Feb. 1, should check before heading out. If offices are closed at the time of the appointment, the hearing will be adjourned to another day.

Customers who have MI-TIME Line appointments at the Marquette County PLUS office for Wednesday, Jan. 30, or Thursday, Jan. 31, 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 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 Wednesday, 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. Wednesday. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.



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