MI Secretary of State Offices Closed This Weekend and Monday
If you've got business with the Secretary of State, you'll have to take care of it soon or wait until Tuesday.
All Michigan branches and online services will be closed for a computer upgrade Friday February 15 at 5p.m. until 9a.m. Tuesday, February 19.
The Detroit Free Press reports Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson calls the upgrade a “vital project.”
Any SOS late fees will be waived if someone has an expiration date between Feb. 11 and March 2.
The new system, called Customer and Automotive Records System or CARS for short, will replace paperwork with electronic records.
After the change you'll be able to order a license plate, renew a snowmobile registration, or order a state park passport at www.Michigan.gov/sos.
Auto dealers, repair facilities, mechanics and driver education providers and instructors also will be able to perform many services online following the upgrade as well.
In a release, Michigan SOS says that the second phase, expected to be introduced in February 2021, will include driver’s license and ID card services.