License Bureau

COVID-19 Update:

Effective, Monday, May 3rd: 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.

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.