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Minnesota Driver’s License Renewal

Renew Driver’s License in Minnesota

There are a few different ways to renew a driver’s license or non-driver ID in Minnesota. Renew your identification:

  • Online.
  • By mail (for residents currently out-of-state).
  • In person.

Commercial drivers or REAL ID first-time applicants must renew in person. If you are turning 21 you must be within 3 weeks of your birthday to renew.

Renew Minnesota Driver’s License Online

Minnesota driver’s may renew their ID or licenses online provided they do NOT need to change their:

  • Name or signature.
  • Address.
  • License number.

To renew online, visit the Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) online portal and:

  1. Click “Apply for or Renew a Driver’s License or State ID.”
  2. Click “Apply for a Driver's License.”
  3. Follow the prompts. You’ll need to provide your:
    • Driver’s license or ID number.
    • Date of birth.
    • Social security number (SSN).
    • Bank account information for payment.

Once your transaction is completed you will be mailed your new license or ID card.

Renew Minnesota License by Mail

If you are out-of-state, you may renew your MN license by mail. NOTE: You will have to visit a local DVS location within 30 days to have your photo taken. You must email the DPS to request an application packet.

In your email, be sure to include your:

  • Full name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Mailing address.

Once you’ve received the packet:

  1. Complete the form and sign and notarize.
  2. Complete the vision report and have it signed by the examiner (for driver’s licenses only).
  3. Include a check or money order (checks only for expedited licenses).
  4. Mail your items to the DVS address provided on your packet.

*NOTE: If you choose to expedite your renewal, you must provide a real address and not a P.O. box, military address, or foreign address.

Renew MN Driver’s License in Person

To renew your driver’s license or non-driver ID in person, visit your local driver’s license office or exam station and provide your:

  • Current license or ID (can be up to 5 years expired).
  • SSN.
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable). This must be a court-ordered document such as a divorce decree or marriage certificate.
  • Payment for your license fee.

You will be asked to complete a vision exam and a renewal application. 

Commercial drivers will also be asked to provide medical certification and proof of citizenship.

MN License Renewal Fees

  • Class D license: $32.
  • Class A license (under 21 years old): $31.
  • Class A license (21 and older): $51.
  • Class B license: $43.
  • Class C license: $36.
  • Non-driver ID (under 65 years old): $21.50.
  • Non-driver ID (65 and older): $20.75.

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