Change in Services Due to COVID-19
In an effort to provide a safe environment for the public and our employees, motor vehicle services are available by appointment or by using our secure drop boxes. You can avoid an appointment by using the drop box. This is the fastest way to get your transaction completed and is contact free! Walk-in service is available in limited capacity based on staffing levels and appointment cancellations.
The Washington County License Centers located in Stillwater, Forest Lake and Woodbury offer a wide variety of motor vehicle services. In addition to issuing and renewing your vehicle registration, we can also handle your vehicle title transactions, issue and apply for specialized license plates and more.
Insurance Information Requirement
Effective January 1, 2016, per Minnesota Statutes 2014, Section 169.798, Subdivision 4
Every owner applying for a self-propelled motor vehicle or motorcycle/moped registration, re-registration, or transfer of ownership must provide proof of insurance. Required insurance information includes the insurance company's name, the policy number and the policy expiration date for the motor vehicle or motorcycle.
Washington County does collect wheelage tax on vehicles kept in Washington County. If you live in Washington County and keep your vehicle(s) at home when not in use or have a business in Washington County and keep your vehicle(s) at your business during non-working hours, you are required to pay wheelage tax at the time of initial registration and renewal of registration of your vehicle(s).
Below is a list of motor vehicle services that all License Center locations offer. Please follow the links to get more information on each service.
Renewal of Registration Stickers
Information regarding renewing your Minnesota registration.
Information regarding obtaining duplicate registration stickers or license plates.
Titles and Transfers
Information regarding obtaining and transferring a Minnesota title or a title from another state.
Disability License Plates/Certificates
Information regarding obtaining disability license plates or placards.
Specialized License Plates
Information regarding obtaining special license plates.