I just moved here from out of state: what do I need to register my vehicle?

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Please begin by completing an Application To Title (PDF). If all owners are unable to stop in, please make sure they sign the bottom of the Application to Title and bring a copy of the front and back of their driver's license.

You will need your title, your auto insurance information including the company name, policy number, and policy expiration date (MM/DD/YYYY). Electronic insurance information is accepted. If you do not have your out-of-state title, you can bring the most current out-of-state registration card.

If there is a loan on the vehicle, we will need the lien holder's name, address and the date of loan (MM/DD/YYYY).

If this is a leased vehicle, we will need a Power of Attorney from the leasing company authorizing you to register the vehicle in Minnesota and their Minnesota Tax Account number. Please bring your lease agreement and arrive with a completed and printed Application To Title (PDF) and a Lessee Designation form (PDF). Note that because this is a leased vehicle the leasing company should be listed as the owner and their information listed on the Application To Title. Your information should be listed on the Lessee Designation form. If there is a loan on the vehicle that the leasing company would like listed we will need the lien holder's name, address and the date of loan (MM/DD/YYYY).

Due to COVID-19, please expect longer wait times and processing delays.

For further information visit the Department of Public Safety (DPS) website or contact the DPS at 651-297-2126.

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1. I lost my Minnesota title: how can I get a new one?
2. How do I request a duplicate set of vehicle registration tabs?
3. How do I request a new set of plates?
4. I don't have my renewal notice: can I still buy tabs?
5. I just moved here from out of state: what do I need to register my vehicle?
6. I paid off my car loan and have a lien release - now what?
7. How much does it cost to transfer a vehicle?
8. What do you accept for insurance on title transfers and tab renewals?
9. How can I find out what I paid last year for my tabs?
10. I've sold a vehicle - how do I report the sale?
11. Can I transfer my special plate now?
12. How can I reach the state with addition driver/vehicle questions?