The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Division handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) handles boat registrations and licenses.
When you move to Minnesota, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. Vehicle inspections aren’t required for most vehicles.
The DVS also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Minnesota are not required to get a MN license or registration while serving in the state.
Online and Third-Party Services
The Minnesota DVS offers several online services including:
- Appointment scheduling
- Driver’s permit and license pre-applications
- License status lookup
- License refund requests
- Reinstatement fee payment
- Registration renewals
- Duplicate registrations
- Title/plate status checks
Driver and Vehicle Services
445 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
- Driver Services: (651) 297-3298
- Vehicle Services: (651) 297-2126