Driver’s Licenses/MN State ID’s

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COVID-19 Notice

The deadline for the Real ID or Enhanced Driver’s License deadline has been has been extended to October 1, 2021 .

SAVE TIME!!! You may pre-apply for your MN license or ID by visiting This will reduce wait time when you visit our office to finish the application process. Watch this short video for more information on which ID you may need.

Driver’s License Renewals

To renew your driver’s license:

  • Submit current driver’s license
  • Take the vision test
  • Allow a photo to be taken
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent

Driver’s License Duplicates

To obtain a duplicate driver’s license or instruction permit:

MN State Identification Cards

If you do not have a driver’s license, you may apply for a state identification card:

  • Submit proof of identity ID/Residency Requirements
  • Provide verification of physical or mental disability
  • Allow a photo to be taken

Driver’s Instruction Permits

To obtain a driver’s instruction permit:

  • Submit valid test score sheet or current permit
  • Take the vision test
  • Applicants under 18 year of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Enhanced Driver’s Licenses

An Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) is a dual-purpose, optional card that combines a standard driver’s license with a border crossing document. The card allows a Minnesota resident to re-enter the U.S. by land or seaport when returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean, speeding passage back across the border. There are specific requirements for obtaining an EDL. Always check with your destination for ID requirements before traveling. Starting Oct. 1, 2021, you will need a REAL ID, Enhanced driver’s license or ID or passport to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities.

*EDL’s are now processed M-F from 9:00am to 3:00pm.


REAL IDs set the requirements for state driver’s licenses and identification cards to be accepted for federal purposes such as boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain secure federal facilities. REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards are currently available in Minnesota. Starting Oct. 1, 2021, you will need a REAL ID, Enhanced driver’s license or ID or passport to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities. See Driver’s License & ID Options. For more information, please visit Driver & Vehicle Services. See also, REAL ID FAQ’s. You are encouraged to use the online pre-application tool before visiting the license center.

*REAL ID’S are processed M-F from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Veteran Indication on IDs

This is a new indicator status in Minnesota. “Veteran” will list on the front of the Driver’s License. To place veteran’s status on the license, a veteran needs their DD-214. This is the only form or identification that can be used at this time to get the indicator put on the license.  The veteran indication is there to show the person is a veteran and the ID then may be used at businesses  for veteran discounts. If a veteran does not have this indication status on their license, it does not affect any of their VA benefits or anything else.

Driver’s License Manuals

Driver’s license manuals are available for purchase or can be viewed online.

Regular Class D$5

Did You Know?

You have 30 days to change your address or name on your driver’s license.

You have 60 days after moving to the State of Minnesota to obtain a State driver’s license and Minnesota license plates.

License Fees


License Center
Phone: 218-998-8080
Mailing: 545 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, USA

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