Vehicle Registration & Tags

DMV closed until April 10

Due to the coronavirus, the DMV is closed until April 10. At which time, we will reevaluate the situation.

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.

Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services news

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The Department of Motor Vehicles in Northfield, Minnesota, currently processes vehicle title registrations and renewals; and special license plate requests. For vehicle license plate renewals, you may mail in your renewal certificate, along with a check made out to "Deputy Registrar" to the City of Northfield. Most tab renewals that are mailed to us are processed and mailed out the same business day they are received. This is a fast convenient way to receive your license plate tabs. Our mailing address is:

City of Northfield
Department of Motor Vehicles
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

*Please note you may only mail in license plate renewals, all other transactions must be done in person.

For more information on title registrations, renewals, and license plates, please visit the State of Minnesota, Driver and Vehicle Services.

All motor vehicle transactions must be started by 4:45 p.m. There are no exceptions.