Welcome to the License Bureau
Located at New Brighton City Hall on the main level, the License Bureau is open six days a week. We provide a wide range of DMV and DNR services along with Driver’s License address changes and replacement of a lost or stolen Driver’s License.
Beginning November of 2017 we will be in our newly renovated space in the lower level of City Hall. Among all other services we currently provide we would also be able to assist with Driver’s License Renewals at that time too!!
Types of Transactions Available:
- Motor Vehicle Title Transfers
- Motor Vehicle Registration (Tabs)
- New Out of State Registration
- Fish and Game Licenses
- Watercraft, Snowmobile, & ATV
- Duplicate Driver’s License
- Address Change on Driver’s License
- Replacement Plates
- Duplicate Title
- Notary Services
- Disability Applications
Avoid the Lines
Nobody likes waiting in line. To minimize your waiting time while visiting the New Brighton License Bureau, try to come in mid-month between the hours of 8:00-11:00 AM or 2:00-4:00 PM.
Know Before You Go
Click the button below to view a live camera feed of our lobby. This video feed is available during business hours to help you plan accordingly for wait time. A parking lot is available on the East side of the building (directly off 8th Street NW).
Here is a list of the most frequently asked License Bureau questions. If you need further assistance please call 651-638-2101.
We accept local checks or cash. We now accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards. There is an additional fee of 2.45% when a credit card is used.
The transfer fee is based on the age and amount paid for the vehicle. We do not give quotes over the phone, but if you would like to stop in with your vehicle identification number (VIN) or plate number we would be glad to calculate the fee for you.
Yes. If you are the registered owner, come in with your plate number and insurance information. We will print a prebill for you.
You will need your title*, insurance company, policy number, and policy expiration date. If there is a loan on the vehicle we will need your financer’s name, street address, city, state and zip code.
* If you have no title, you may bring your current registration card.
The registered owner needs to apply for a duplicate. We can look up the owner with a driver’s license and vehicle plate number.
You need to BUY your tabs by the last day of the month you are due in. THEN you have 10 days into the next month to put them on. The police can write a ticket if your tabs are not purchased by the 1st day of the next month.
As of January 1st 2016 you are required to provide the your auto insurance company’s name, policy number and the month, day and year your policy expires.
New Brighton does NOT currently renew driver’s licenses, we CAN process address changes and process your application for a duplicate driver’s license if your original has been lost. However, beginning November of 2017 we will begin accepting Driver’s License Renewals at our location.
In the meantime, the closest locations to renew your driver’s license are:
To purchase a hunting or fishing license, regardless of your age, you must either have your SSN on your DNR customer file or provide your SSN as part of your license application along with a State ID. If you have a SSN but refuse to provide it, you will be denied a hunting or fishing license.
To learn more please visit: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/hunting