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The Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office is located at Northfield City Hall.
The office does NOT administer driver’s license testing. The nearest exam stations are in Faribault, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota.
- Processing driver’s license applications, renewals, and replacements
- Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses
- Vehicle title registrations and renewals
- Special license plate requests
- DNR registrations of ATVs, boats, and snowmobiles.
Standard drivers’ licenses and DNR licenses
All driver’s license and state ID applications will be processed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses
Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses will be processed Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The process must be started by 3:30 p.m. Please allow time to fill out the application to have the process started by 3:30 p.m.
Bring in your original documents for these licenses.
There are no exceptions.
Renew vehicle license tabs by drop box or mail
Residents can renew their vehicle tabs by mailing or dropping off vehicle registration information through a drop box at Northfield City Hall.
Location of drop box
The drop box is labeled “utility bill dropbox” and is located near the Washington entrance of City Hall, 801 Washington Street.
City Hall, DMV, 801 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057
Information to include when dropping off or mailing
- Full renewal form
- Insurance information
- Phone number
- Payment—only money order or check made payable to “DMV.” No cash please.
Tabs will be mailed back to you
Renewals are processed daily and mailed back within two business days.
No extension for expired or expiring vehicle tabs
Drivers can renew their vehicle registration during the peacetime emergency, so there are no extensions for expired or expiring vehicle registrations.
Drivers have until the last day of the expiration month to renew their vehicle registration. They must display their registration stickers by the 10th of the following month.