Service and License Centers

Change in Services Due to COVID-19

In an effort to provide a safe environment for the public and county employees, delivery of services provided face-to-face have been modified. Walk-in service is available in limited capacity based on staffing levels and appointment cancellations. Wait times for walk-in service can be significant as appointments receive priority service. We do recommend scheduling an appointment or using drop box service if available for your transaction. 
  • In-person services are available by appointment at the county License and Service Centers. 
  • Avoid an appointment and use the drop box or mail service to process select services. This is the fastest way to get your transaction completed and is contact free!

  • For more information about Marriage License Applications please see the Marriage Page.

Minnesota Updates

Driver’s License Extension is Ending 

Minnesotans with driver's licenses or ID cards that expired during the peacetime emergency, between March 13, 2020 and February 28, 2021, will need to renew their licenses by March 31, 2021.

  • 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 MN. 
  • If you wish to renew in person, we offer appointments at our license centers. Beginning February 6th, we will have appointments available on Saturdays at our Stillwater License Center for those with expired licenses. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins on Saturdays. 

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, it is recommended you get 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 for Class D licenses are available by appointment at a State of MN - DVS 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 MN. 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