Daily Briefs . . .

Holiday Hours

The 36th District Court will be closed through Jan. 4, 2016, in observance of the holiday season. The court will be open Wednesday Dec. 30 for essential services only: Criminal - Preliminary examinations (held at FMHJ); Traffic - New case filings (drop off of tickets); Landlord-Tenant Division: Emergency eviction stays.

All offices of the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be CLOSED on Friday, Jan.1, for the New Year’s holiday. In case of emergency, call 313-234-5656.

The Michigan Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 31-Jan.1, for the New Year’s holiday.

The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions will be open Wednesday Dec. 30, for essential services only, including criminal arraignments, probation violation and failure to appear warrants, personal protection orders, parental waivers, and other emergency civil and family division matters. The County Clerk’s office will be open to accept civil and domestic relations pleadings and new case filings from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on those days.


Secretary of State offices to close Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s

All branch offices of the Secretary of State and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31, Friday, Jan. 1, and SUPER!Centers will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 2 for New Year’s.
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.

Most people renewing license plates, driver’s licenses and ID cards can do business online at www.ExpressSOS.com or by mail. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online as well.

License plate tabs can be renewed at Self-Service Stations, many of which are available around the clock. Visit the Branch Office Locator at www.michigan.gov/SOS to find a Self-Service Station near you.
With the exception of holidays, offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Smaller offices may close for the lunch hour. On Wednesdays most offices are open from 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


City of Detroit holiday closures

Many City of Detroit offices will be closed beginning Thursday, Dec. 24, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and reopen on Monday, Jan. 4. Normal police, fire, bus, lighting, airport and water/sewerage services will still be provided.


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