Senator Phil Pavlov
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Renew your boat registration online

With spring on its way, it's never been easier to renew your watercraft registration! All watercraft, unless exempt, must be registered with the Michigan Secretary of State. Visit to renew, or renew by mail or at a Secretary of State branch office. Registrations are issued for three years and expire on March 31 of the third year.

Money from boat registration fees helps fund Michigan's 82 public harbors and more than 1,300 public boat launches. Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country with more than 900,000 registered watercraft.

Phone scams on the rise during tax season

During tax season, there's an increase in scam phone calls from criminals claiming to be tax officials asking for cash payments through a wire transfer or prepaid debit card. The Michigan Department of Treasury reminds taxpayers that the agency will never:
  • Initiate a phone call to ask for personal information;
  • Call to demand immediate payment from a prepaid debit card, wire transfer or gift card;
  • Threaten to immediately arrest the taxpayer;
  • Demand that taxes be paid without an opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed; or
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
Taxpayers who receive a call from a scammer should report the case to the IRS by calling 800-366-4484.

MDOT 2017 construction map now available

The 2017 Paving the Way state construction map is now available online at The map details the major road repairs scheduled this season on state highways and trunklines, along with the construction dates.

State construction information and up-to-date traffic information is also available on the Mi Drive website at, as well as the Mi Drive mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play.

If you have any concerns you would like to address at the state level, please contact my office at 517-373-7708.

I hope to see you around the district,

Phil Pavlov
State Senator
Michigan's 25th Senate District
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