Service and License Centers

Change in Services Due to COVID-19


In an effort to provide a safe environment for the public and our employees, we are modifying the delivery of services we provide face-to-face. 
  • In-person services are available by appointment at the county License and Service Centers. 
  • Walk-in customers may be accommodated on a limited basis. We will do our best to serve you depending on capacity and appointment cancellations. 

  • Avoid an appointment and use our drop box or mail service to process select services. This is the fastest way to get your transaction completed and is contact free!

If your driver’s license expires between March 13 and September 30, 2020 please wait to renew. Your license is still valid. See updates below. 



Minnesota Updates

Driver’s License & ID Expiration Dates

If your driver’s license or ID card has expired during the peacetime emergency, you automatically get an extension on your expiration for two months after the month the peacetime emergency ends. This bill was signed into law by Governor Walz on March 28, 2020. Learn more about the extension. 

Real ID Extension

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the REAL ID full enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021. Previously it was October 1, 2020. If you do not have a Real ID compliant driver’s license or ID card and wish to obtain one, we recommend getting one as your driver's license expires if it is before October 1, 2021. Learn more about the extension. 

Knowledge (Written) and Road Testing


Knowledge and road tests are only available by appointment at a DVS Exam Station. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Schedule an appointment at a DVS Exam Station for a knowledge or road test

Residency Documents for Real ID

A bill recently passed that will make it easier for Minnesotans applying for a REAL ID. Most notably, we can now accept a utility bill with two unrelated names, valid hunting or fishing license, cell phone bill etc. Please check
here for the updated residency document list.

Vehicle Registration

Deputy Registrars across the state have still been available to process motor vehicle transactions for customers (including tab renewals). Minnesota has not extended any vehicle registration expiration. You must renew your vehicle tabs before they expire, as always. The fastest way to renew is by using our drop boxes.


Services Available By:

Drop Box/Mail  Appointment
Tab Renewals                                                                                                         Standard Driver's License/ID Card/Instruction Permit Renewal and Duplicate 
DNR Registration Renewals Real ID Driver's License/ID Card/ Instruction Permit Renewal and Duplicate 
Duplicate Stickers Enhanced Driver's License/ID Card/Instruction Permit Renewal and Duplicate 
Duplicate Plates  Passport Applications 
DNR Ownership Transfers Passport Photos
MN Title Transfers Tab Renewals 
Duplicate MN Titles DNR Registration Renewals
Add a Lien to a Vehicle Title Duplicate Stickers
Remove a Lien from a Vehicle Title Duplicate Plates
Disability Parking Placard Applications DNR Ownership Transfers
New MN Vehicle Registration MN Title Transfers
Foreign State Title Transfers Duplicate MN Titles
Special Plate Applications Add a Lien to a Vehicle Title 
Personalized Plate Applications Remove a Lien from a Vehicle Title 
Non-Titled Trailer Transfers Disability Parking Placard Applications
Marriage Certificates New MN Vehicle Registration 
Notary Public Registration        Foreign State Title Transfers
        Special Plate Applications
        Personalized Plate Applications
        Non-Titled Trailer Transfers