Drivers can use Web to order plates, tabs during holiday

Michiganians whose driver licenses, plates and tabs expire the weekend of July 4 can renew or get them the following day without penalty or can use the Internet to get their business done, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Monday.

All branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Secretary of State SUPER!Centers, which normally are open Saturdays, will be closed July 2.

License-plate tabs can be renewed at 24-hour self-service stations. Visit the Branch Office Locator at to find a location closest to you.

The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire to give them time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed are renewable the next day without penalty.

License plate tabs are usually received within seven business days when not ordered in person.

Branch offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smaller branch offices may close for the lunch hour. On Wednesdays most offices are open 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. on Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.

For information, call 1-888-SOS-MICH.

You can reach's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected]

Image source: Michigan Department of State

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