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Renew Vehicle Registration in Minnesota

Minnesota Registration Renewal

Registration fees in Minnesota are due annually. Driving on an expired registration is illegal. You can renew your registration:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

Renew Minnesota Car Registration Online

The easiest way to renew a vehicle registration is online. To renew:

  1. Visit the DPS website.
  2. Click “renew your vehicle registration online.”
  3. Provide the necessary information. This will include your:
    • License plate number.
    • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
    • Name and ID or license number OR registration renewal number (found on the renewal notice you received in the mail).
  4. Provide payment. This can be your banking information or credit card information. 

Once your transaction is completed, you’ll be mailed your new registration document and plate sticker.

NOTE: Only standard passenger vehicles may be renewed online.

Renew MN Vehicle Registration by Mail

You can also renew your Minnesota registration by mail. To renew by mail:

  1. Examine the renewal notice you received in the mail and make any updates necessary using the attached form.
  2. Write a check or money order made payable to “DVS Renewal.”
  3. Tear off the renewal form and enclose it in the provided envelope with your payment.
  4. Mail all items to:

DVS Renewal
P.O. Box 64587
St. Paul, MN 55164-0587.

Renew Minnesota Registration in Person

To renew in person, you must visit your local registrar’s office. You may be asked to provide your:

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID.
  • Current registration OR renewal notice.
  • Payment for the applicable fees.

You will receive your new registration and plate decal once you’ve completed your transaction.

Minnesota Registration Renewal Fees

Registration fees vary based on each vehicle. Minimum fee is $35. Additional fees include: 

  • Filing fee: $11.
  • Technology surcharge: $2.25.

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