Michigan Secretary of State Announces Office Closures & Service Suspensions
Due to Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order, the Michigan Department of State has closed the Secretary of State offices and suspended non-critical services.
You can continue to use the CARS eServices website for transactions.
The Secretary of State's website has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions. You can read those questions & answers HERE.
At this current time the in-person processing of new/renewal driver's licenses has been suspended, as have license plate renewals.
During the temporary closure, CDL renewals will be exclusively limited to those who transport goods and services necessary for sustaining life during the coronavirus outbreak. If you, or your employer, believe that your work falls into this category, you are asked to contact your industry's professional association. Ask them to contact the Secretary of State's office with your needs. The Secretary of State's office will review and process only emergency transactions from these professional industry associations/chambers that clearly articulate their employee(s) need for the credentials to work in a critical infrastructure sector to sustain life during the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.
The Secretary of State will continue to monitor public health across the state to determine when they can re-open their branch offices.