Daily Briefs . . .

Holiday Hours

The 36th District Court will be closed through Jan. 4, 2016, in observance of the holiday season.

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 Friday, Jan.1, for the New Year’s holiday.

The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions will be closed Friday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday..


Secretary of State offices closed  Jan. 1 for New Year’s holiday

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 closures for New Year’s Day

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, as will the following services:

The city will NOT collect refuse, recycling and bulk items on Friday, January 1. Crews will collect refuse, recycling and bulk items one day later. Friday’s collection will take place on Saturday.

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will operate bus service on New Year’s Day as a Sunday schedule. 

The Detroit People Mover will be closed on  New Year’s Day.


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