Keweenaw Co. Secretary of State’s office operating one day a week

MOHAWK — Keweenaw County has one Secretary of State branch office. In the busy season it’s open two days a week. The county is sparsely populated and doesn’t generate enough business to run the office for a full work week, so the branch carries normal business hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

However, this time of year, that volume decreases as many seasonal residents travel elsewhere for the winter, and the branch restricts its hours of operation to Thursday’s only from now until April.

“Because of the traffic flow, the weather, we have a lot of snow birds in the area, the Mohawk office goes to one day a week, which is Thursday. They are there from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. til 5:00 p.m.,” said Branch Manager Jennifer Paoli.

To accommodate for the thanksgiving giving holiday, the branch will move that day to Wednesday of next week, but will resume to Thursday’s only after Thanksgiving.

The Secretary of State reminds residents that most items of business can be found online using the Express SOS service of the Agency’s website.