Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.
Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.
Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available at TSA.gov. Those who don’t can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. And, if you make an appointment, you’ll be in and out in 30 minutes or less.
Here’s what you need to do to get a REAL ID:
- To schedule an appointment at one of our branch offices visit gov/SOSAppointments or calling 888-SOS-MICH. You can make your appointment at any branch in the state, and you don’t need to have a renewal mailer to do so. Some branches fill up fast, so book your appointment a few weeks in advance of when plan to travel. Your REAL ID license or state ID card will be mailed to you.
- Bring your driver’s license or state identification card.
- Bring your certified birth certificate, with a raised seal or stamp issued by a governmental agency; your valid, unexpired U.S. passport; or an approved citizenship or legal presence document. (Faxes and photocopies won’t be accepted.)
- If your name differs from what is on your birth certificate, bring certified documents for every time your name has changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.
There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time; otherwise a duplicate card fee of $9 or $10 will be charged.
For more information, visit Michigan.gov/RealID.
Senior Resources – Did you know that there are several resources available for seniors in our community? A senior is anyone aged 60 or over. Call 2-11 on your telephone to get information on resources available, or visit Senior Resources West Michigan website at: https://seniorresourceswmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Senior-Millage-provider-listing.pdf
The Sewer expansion has been started on Durham Rd from Whitehall/Alice St. to the Township Hall.
Hope to have the project completed by December 15th, 2019. The road will be closed during this time. To access the Township hall please use Benston Road.
If anyone has any problems not getting mail or garbage pickup, please let us know.
If you have other questions, please call Amy at Prein & Newhoff. Phone (231)798-0101
Contact the state here to file a complaint: MPSC Video/Cable Consumer Information.
Anyone can now vote Absentee Ballot if they wish without needing a reason! If you would like to get on our permanent list to automatically receive an application before every election, call our office at: 231-893-2095