License Bureau

COVID-19 Update:

The License Bureau is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  The last customer is served at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  If you are not being served at that time, you will need to return another day.

The driver’s examiners will not be visiting our location until further notice.  Please visit the DVS website to book an appointment or see which exam stations are currently open.


Services that the License Bureau perform include: 

  • All Terrain Vehicles
  • DNR Licensing Including Water Craft
  • Driver’s License Renewal
  • Plus Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Registration Renewal
  • Snowmobile
  • Vehicle Transfers

Three Types of Identification (ID)

Minnesota now offers three different types of driver’s licenses/identification cards that each have different capabilities and permissions. They are standard, enhanced, and REAL ID. For more information on each different type of license, please visit the Department of Public Safety website.

Applications for Enhanced or REAL IDs

Applications for Enhanced or REAL IDs will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 45 minutes prior to closing. All other types of transactions will be accepted from 8 to our normal closing time. Please consider using the State of Minnesota’s newest feature that allows you to pre-apply for your driver’s license or ID card before visiting your local license bureau.

Driver License Testing


Driver license testing is conducted every third Friday of the month at the Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a road test appointment, please call the Mankato Exam Station at 507-344-2799 or you can schedule an appointment online at State of Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services.

All written tests such as instructional permits, motorcycle, DWI and a variety of endorsement tests can be taken at the courthouse in the Commission Chambers every third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on a walk-in basis. Proper identification is required. DVS fees will only be accepted by the state examiners during written test time, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Cash or Check only).

Road Test Appointments

For road test appointments in Le Center please call:
Mankato Exam Station
2161 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-344-2799