License plate renewal extension ends next week

Deadlines to renew your vehicle registration were extended because of COVID-19, but those extensions are coming to and end.

The last thing the governor wanted during the early days of the pandemic was for people to line up at Secretary of State’s offices to renew vehicle registrations. That’s why Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered a moratorium on deadlines for those registrations.

That moratorium ends September 30.

Anyone whose driver’s license or vehicle registration expired between March 1 and September 29 has less than four business days to take care of it.

SOS services are being offered by appointment only, but the offices are staying open extra late to fit in all the people doing last-minute business.

You can register for an appointment here.

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Many renewals and registrations can be done online or by mail. There are also self-service stations at many places such as Meijer.

You can find self-service kiosks here.

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