Secretary of State branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed for 4th of July holiday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. According to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson 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. For more information about Secretary of State office locations and additional services, visit www.michigan.gov/sos. Customers also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer-service representative at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).