Secretary of State Takes Steps to Reduce Need for In-Person Appointments

Taking care of business with the Secretary of State is rarely something that is anticipated with great joy, but during the pandemic, it has been downright dreaded by most people. But Michigan residents can now take care of even more of their required Secretary of State business at self-service stations throughout the state.

Local self-service stations are found at the Secretary of State office on Krafft Road and inside the Marysville Meijer store.

New transactions offered include getting a standard or enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo is required, printing out a temporary license or ID, signing up to be an organ donor, and others.

Other transactions have been streamlined recently. There is a new electronic lien and title program, making lien and title information available online for lienholders in lieu of a paper title if their financial institution participates in the program.

The licensing process for new drivers has been simplified to cut down on branch office visits. Student drivers are now issued a Level 1 photo license hard card, instead of a paper license and will receive their Level 2, 3, and operator’s licenses in the mail.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland