Motor Vehicle

Department of Motor Vehicles

The Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office is located in Northfield at City Hall.


  • Processing driver's license applications, renewals, and replacements
  • Vehicle title registrations and renewals
  • Special license plate requests
  • DNR registrations of ATVs, boats, and snowmobiles.


  • The office does NOT administer driver's license testing. The nearest exam stations are in Faribault, MN and Eagan, MN.
  • All driver's license and state ID applications must be started by 4:15 p.m. and they must be complete by 4:30 p.m.
  • All DNR and motor vehicle transactions must be started by 4:45 p.m.
  • There are no exceptions