Secretary of State offices will close for Labor Day

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds customers that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will close on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Secretary of State SUPER!Centers normally offer Saturday hours but will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver's license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed, such as a holiday or weekend, can be renewed the following day without penalty.

Motorists renewing license plates can "skip the trip" to the branch office and do business by mail, or if eligible, by Internet at Easy to follow 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, many of which are available 24/7. Visit the Branch Office Locator at to find a local Self-Service Station.

Published: Wed, Aug 31, 2011