License Bureau

The License Bureau is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  The last customer is served at 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3:45 p.m. on Friday.  REAL ID applications and Enhanced ID applications end at 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3:15 on Friday.  If you are not being served at that time, you will need to return another day.


**NEW**Drivers Examiners visit our location on the third Friday of the month.  All services are offered by appointment, with the exception of commercial knowledge tests.  All appointments can be scheduled at drive.mn.gov. Exams can be scheduled for our location up to one month in advance of the test date.  Class D Knowledge tests will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Residents seeking a Commercial Knowledge Test will be allowed to walk-in and take the exam dependent upon social distancing capabilities in the room.


Services

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.