Welcome to the License Bureau
Located at New Brighton City Hall in the newly renovated lower level, the License Bureau is open six days a week. We provide a wide range of DMV and DNR services along with a full range of Driver’s License services such as address changes, replacements, and now we can do renewals as well!
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/ID **
- Address Change on Driver’s License/ID **
- Renewal of Driver’s License/ID **
- Commercial Driver’s License Renewal**
- Replacement Plates
- Duplicate Title
- Disability Applications
- Notary Services
**Expedited Service Available
Reinstatement fees can be paid at the Arden Hills location on 35W N and County H, however, if you’d like to stop in we can tell you what is required to reinstate your Driver’s License.
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/debit card is used.
Yes, if you are the registered owner, come in with your plate number and insurance information (Insurance company name, policy number, and expiration date MM/DD/YYYY). We will print a prebill for you. Electronic insurance information accepted.
For inquiries about the previous year’s registration cost visit the Driver and Vehicle Services website at dvs.dps.mn.gov and select the “Online Services” tab. “Find Tax Paid for a Motor Vehicle” is the first service listed.
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 your auto insurance company’s name, policy number and expiration date (MM/DD/YYYY). Electronic insurance information accepted.
Yes, we can now complete Driver’s License renewals at our location!
Other than your Social Security number you do not need to bring any documentation with you to request a duplicate Driver’s License or ID.
No, currently Enhanced Driver’s License services are available only at Exam Stations. However, beginning October 2018 we will begin offering Enhanced DL/ID services. In the meantime to apply for an EDL or EID in Minnesota, you must visit one of the following 14 Exam Stations. Please click here to reference identification requirements before stopping by an exam station.
Anoka – 2830 Cutters Grove Ave.
Arden Hill (North Metro) – Cty. Rd. H & 35W
Austin – 430 10th St. NE
Bemidji – 111 2nd St., Union Square
Detroit Lakes – 1000 Hwy 10 w
Duluth – 4602 Grand Ave.
Eagan (South Metro) – 2070 Cliff Rd.
Hastings – 1355 S Frontage Rd.
Mankato – 2161 Basseett Dr.
Plymouth (West Metro) – 2455 Fernbrook Ln.
Rochester – 1633 n Broadway
St. Paul – 445 Minnesota St
St. Cloud – 3333 W Division St., Midtown Sq.
Virginia – 101 Hoover Rd.
Beginning October 2018 we will begin offering REAL ID’s at our location!
Minnesota has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Minnesota at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 1, 2020.
For more information on the REAL ID Extension click here.
What will I pay if I renew early to get a REAL ID?
There will be a fee, in addition to the standard cost of the card, for early renewal based on how many months the REAL ID is obtained before a person’s driver’s license or ID card expires:
- $2 for a renewal 17 months early.
- $4 for a renewal 18-29 months early.
- $6 for a renewal more than 29 months early.
The standard cost for a REAL ID is the same as for a standard driver’s license or ID card.
- REAL ID driver’s license: $25.25.
- REAL ID identification card: $19.25.
For Frequently Asked Questions on the REAL ID please click here.
No, to reinstate your driver’s license please reference an exam station such as Arden Hills on costs and requirements to reinstate your driver’s license. Their address is 5400 Old Hwy 8, Arden Hills, Mn 55112 on 35W N and County H.
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, as a buyer, you are required to provide your insurance company’s name, policy number, and expiration date (MM/DD/YYYY) in order to complete the title transfer. Electronic insurance information accepted.
You will need your title*, insurance company, policy number, and policy expiration date (MM/DD/YYYY). Electronic insurance information accepted. If there is a loan on the vehicle we will need your lien holder’s name, street address, city, state and zip code as well as the date of loan (MM/DD/YYY). Please feel free to click here to sign and complete the Application To Title beforehand.
* If you have no title, you may bring your current registration card.
The registered owner(s) will need to apply for a duplicate title. Click here for a Duplicate Title Application to complete beforehand. If necessary, we can look up the owner with a driver’s license and vehicle plate number.
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
At the moment Deputy Registrars are trying to keep wait times to a minimum which is difficult with the new state’s Minnesota Licensing and Registration System. MNLARS has made it so that even the most simple transactions take anywhere from 5-20 minutes at a time. We are actively working as efficiently and accurately as possible and appreciate your patience at this time.
Please inform your representatives about your
long wait time at:
MN House MNLARS feedback site:
Governor Mark Dayton’s office:
DPS Commissioner Mona Dohman’s office:
Yes, we offer notary services at an extra charge of $5 each time we sign your document.