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Secretary of State offices to close for holidays

Customers encouraged to use online services at

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds residents that all Secretary of State offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The scheduled closures are:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s.

Most license plate types can be ordered or renewed online at Driver’s license permits and registrations for vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles or boats may be printed, allowing motorists to drive legally until they get their renewed driver’s license or plate and tab in the mail. Additionally, customers may order a duplicate registration or title, change their address and register to be an organ donor on the website.

The Department 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 or weekend, can be renewed the following day without penalty.

License plate tabs also can be renewed at self-service stations, many of which are available around the clock. Visit to find a Secretary of State kiosk near you.

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, offices are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A few branch offices offer Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon. Check the Branch Office Locator at for complete hours and services.

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