Licenses and plates can be renewed the Saturday after Veterans Day in Michigan

All Michigan Secretary of State branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Licenses and plates that expire that day can be renewed the following day without penalty

The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire, so they have time to renew.

Motorists renewing license plates can do business by mail or online at Instructions can be found with the renewal notice. License plate tabs will arrive by mail within seven business days.

License plate tabs can also be renewed at Self-Service Stations. Some offer 24-hour service. Go to to find a Self-Service Station near you.

With the exception of holidays, branch offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smaller branch offices may close for a 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 about branch office locations, hours and services, go to and sign up for official Secretary of State Twitter feeds at and Facebook updates at People also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer service representative at 888-SOS-MICH.

Hawke Fracassa covers the auto beat from Detroit for TN. Reach him at [email protected] or (248) 747-1550. Follow him on Twitter @HawkeFracassa.

Image source: Michigan Department of State

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