Driver's License

Obtaining a driver’s license

The office does not administer driver’s license testing. The nearest exam stations are in Faribault and Eagan. 


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.

More information

Contact the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles for additional information about DMV services:

Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles


651-282-6555 (TDD/TTY)

  1. DMV office is open

    The DMV office is open. We ask that all customers in the building please wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose, maintain 6 feet from others and following the room occupancy limit. 

    Extension for licenses

    State’s COVID-19 Relief Bill has extended the expiration date for valid drivers’ license, including instruction permits, provisional licenses, operator permits, limited licenses, and farm work licenses, and any Minnesota identification cards during the peacetime health emergency. Once the peacetime emergency ends, people with expired licenses will have two months to get a valid license. 

    Also, the deadline to obtain a Real ID is now October 1, 2021 and the criteria for identification proof was broadened.

    More information on changes in services

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