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Michigan Secretary of State branches reopening Monday

LANSING, MI (AP)-- Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen Monday by appointment only for essential transactions not available online. An announcement Thursday said that beginning next week, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for certain transactions. Those include driver’s licenses and state ID transactions that must be done in-person; title transfers; operator, commercial driver’s license, chauffeur, mechanic and...

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LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen Monday by appointment only for essential transactions not available online.

An announcement Thursday said that beginning next week, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for certain transactions. Those include driver’s licenses and state ID transactions that must be done in-person; title transfers; operator, commercial driver’s license, chauffeur, mechanic and motorcycle testing; and seasonal commercial vehicle renewal.

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