I'm a brand new resident or returning to Minnesota. How do I get a driver's license or ID?

If you are a driver over 21 years of age, with a current valid permit or license, you not longer need to pass a knowledge exam before you can convert your license to Minnesota. If you are under 21, or your permit or license is expired, you will need to pass a Class D Knowledge Exam, even if you have previously had a driver’s license in Minnesota. 

We are now able to offer this Class D Knowledge Exam!  Please click HERE for information about this service.

If you are coming from out of the country (except Canada), you will need to take a knowledge exam, carry a driving permit for three months, and then pass a skills exam.

If you have an out of state ID only, no exam is required. Bring the required documents to our office and we can assist you. 

Complete information HERE.

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1. Can I renew and/or replace my Driver's License here?
2. What's the deal with REAL ID and Enhanced Driver's Licenses and IDs??
3. Can I apply for my very first Instruction Permit at your location?
4. Can I take an exam at your location?
5. Do you have driver's manuals?
6. Can I reinstate my driver's license at your location?
7. Do you take disability applications and renewal cards at your office?
8. Can I complete a Commercial Driver License (CDL) medical self-certification form at your office?
9. Can I get a copy of my driving record here?
10. How can I reach the state about additional Driver's License questions?
11. My child is under 18. Do they need an ID to travel?
12. I'm a brand new resident or returning to Minnesota. How do I get a driver's license or ID?
13. Can I renew, replace, or upgrade my license online?
14. My license is expired! How do I renew it?
15. Will I have to take a photo with my license or ID?
16. I already have a REAL or Enhanced license or ID, what do I need to bring in to renew it?
17. My name has changed, how do I update it on my license or ID?
18. I lost my Social Security card, how do I get a new one?
19. Can I get a birth certificate at your location?
20. Where can I get a certified marriage certificate?