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Minnesota Vehicle Registration

Register a Vehicle in Minnesota

There are several different reasons why you may need to register a vehicle for the first time in Minnesota. These include:

  • Purchasing a vehicle*.
  • Moving to Minnesota from out-of-state. 

You can apply for registration and title:

  • By mail.


  • In person.

*If the vehicle was purchased at a dealership, the dealer will handle the title and registration paperwork.

Title and Register Vehicle in Minnesota

If you recently moved to Minnesota, you’ll need to title and register your vehicle within 60 days of establishing residency.

You’ll have to provide documents to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) either by mail or by visiting your local deputy registrar’s office.

You’ll need to provide:

Submit these items in person or mail them to:

Town Square Building
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 187
Saint Paul, MN 55101-5187 

*If the title is being transferred to a new owner, the transfer section of the title must be completed by both buyer and seller.

Minnesota Title and Registration Fees

Registration fees vary based on the vehicle. See the registration tax page for details. 

  • Filing fee: $11.
  • Technology surcharge: $2.25.
  • Transfer tax: $10.
  • Minimum registration fee: $35.

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