Michigan is launching a service so drivers can be reminded with a text message or email to renew their expiring license plate tab.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says those who sign up will be reminded a few weeks before their birthday. She says she hears all the time from customers who remember at the last minute to renew their license plate and have to visit a branch office on their birthday.
Johnson has set up a booth where people can sign up for text or email reminders at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. They can visit the web site or text "MSOS RENEW" to 468311.
The reminder emails and text messages won't replace the renewal mailing that's sent 45 days before the plate expires.