Service and License Centers

Change in Services Due to COVID-19
To provide a safe environment for the public and county employees, delivery of services provided face-to-face have been modified.In person services are available by appointment. Customers with scheduled appointments receive priority service. 
  • Walk-in service is available is limited based on staffing and appointment cancellations. Wait times for walk-in service varies by location and can be significant as appointments receive priority service. We do recommend scheduling an appointment or using drop box service if available for your transaction. 
  • Avoid an appointment and use the drop box or mail service to process select transactions. Click here for a list of available services and more information. 
  • Marriage license applications are only being accepted at the Washington County Government Center. Click here for more information

Minnesota Updates

Driver’s License Online Renewal  

  • If you wish to renew a Class D Standard Driver's License and have no changes to your name, address, or signature, you may renew online through the State of Minnesota. 
  • If you wish to renew in person, we offer appointments at our license centers. 

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 May 3, 2023. Previously, it was set for later this year. If you do not have a Real ID compliant driver’s license or ID card and wish to obtain one, it is recommended you get one as your driver's license expires if it is before May 3, 2023. Learn more about the extension. 

Knowledge (Written) and Road Testing

Knowledge and road tests for Class D licenses are available by appointment at a State of Minnesota - Driver and Vehicle Services Exam Station. Walk-ins are not accepted. Schedule an appointment at a DVS Exam Station for a knowledge or road test

Online testing for the Class D knowledge test is available through the State of Minnesota. Learn more about online knowledge testing.

Residency Documents for Real ID

A bill recently passed that will make it easier for Minnesotans applying for a REAL ID. Most notably, service centers may now accept a utility bill with two unrelated names, valid hunting or fishing license, cell phone bill, etc. 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
Minnesota Title Transfers Tab Renewals 
Duplicate Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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