You can now to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card , but you have two years to obtain one if you choose. That means you will be able to use your standard license or ID card for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until Oct. 1, 2020.
Driver's License Renewal
You must submit your current driver's license. A vision test and photo will be required. Applicants under 18 years of age must have their application signed by their parent or guardian. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.
We cannot transfer an out of state driver's license to Minnesota without additional testing. See New Residents
Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
CDL license holders will be asked to complete a Medical Self-Certification Form (PDF) and submit an unexpired Medical Examiners Certificate, if applicable. A one-time submission of a citizenship document is also required at this time in order to renew a CDL license.
June 25, 2015 Memo from DVS for Proof of Citizenship for CDL Renewals (PDF).
- Class A regular: $44.25
- Class A under 21: $24.25
- Class B regular / under 21: $36.25
- Class C regular / under 21: $29.25
- Class D regular / under 21: $25.25
- Provisional: $21.75 ($3.50 credit)
- Instruction Permit: $13.25
- Motorcycle renewal: $13
- School Bus original/renewal: $4
Driver's License or Identification Duplicate / Replacement
When a card is lost, damaged, destroyed, or you just have an address change, an application must be completed for a duplicate or replacement card.
Identification requirements will apply if there is a name change. If your name has changed you must change with Social Security first. After it is change you will need to bring in certified document of the name change ex: Marriage, Divorce or Court order documents.
A vision test is not required. Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed by a parent or guardian. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.
- Fee: $14.75
Minnesota Driver's License Manuals
As part of a new green initiative, Driver's License Manuals are now available online, exclusively.
Use the links below to view an entire manual in English or visit the Department of Public Safety website for other options.