Appointments & Walk-ins
For your convenience, we encourage you to schedule an appointment, however, we do accept walk-in customers on a first-come, first-served basis. If capacity is reached on a given day for walk-in transactions, customers will be informed upon entering the building in St. Louis Park.
License, ID & Permit Expiration Date Extensions
Gov. Walz signed two bills into law that extend the expiration dates of driver’s licenses due to the COVID-19 peacetime emergency.
The expiration for any driver’s license, ID card or permit that would have expired between March 13 and December 31 is automatically extended to January 31, 2021. This includes valid out-state driver’s licenses, ID cards and permits. Minnesotans will not receive a new credential, but their record will reflect the new expiration date. If the COVID-19 peacetime emergency is extended past November 12, the extension will also be extended.
Do I Need a REAL ID? What is an Enhanced Card?
The card type you should apply for will depend on your needs
REAL ID and Enhanced cards offer federal identification when boarding domestic flights. Enhanced cards provide the added convenience of border crossing by land and sea from Mexico and Canada. Standard Minnesota ID/Licence cards will be valid for state identification and driving even after 10/01/21, but will not be valid for federal identification or domestic flights.
|Card Use||Standard||REAL ID||Enhanced Card|
|Domestic Air Travel||Only until 10/01/21||Yes||Yes|
|International Air Travel||No||No||No|
|Land & Sea US Border Crossing||No||No||Yes|
|Access Federal Facilities, Military Bases, Nuclear Power Plants||Only until 10/01/21||Yes||Yes|
|US Citizenship Required||No||No||Yes|
More Information and What to Bring
Important Note: required documents must be printed out. Electronic documents are not accepted.
Renew Your MN Driver's License or ID Card Online
Skip the lines at the DMV!
Minnesotans can now renew or replace a standard, Class D driver’s license or ID card online. Select "Apply for a Driver’s License or State ID" and follow the prompts at: drive.mn.gov.
Exceptions for Online Renewals
You must visit a DMV office in-person if:
- You need to change your name, address or signature
- You need to change your driver’s license number
- You want to upgrade to a REAL ID or EDL