Driver's License

 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.

New Driver’s License System Offers Pre-Application Feature

A new pre-application feature will allow Minnesotans to enter a significant portion of their driver’s license or ID card application online – including REAL ID applications - reducing the time spent in driver’s license offices.

Check Out the New Online Services

Where's My License?

REAL IDs in Minnesota - What you need to know and to apply

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: $51.00
  • Class A under 21: $31.00
  • Class B regular / under 21: $43.00
  • Class C regular / under 21: $36.00
  • Class D regular / under 21: $32.00
  • Provisional: $19.25 
  • Instruction Permit: $15.50

What will a REAL ID cost?

A REAL ID will cost the same as a standard driver’s license or ID card. Fees will apply for early renewals depending on how many months the REAL ID is obtained before a person’s driver’s license or ID card expires.

  • $2 for a renewal up to 17 months before expiration
  • $4 for a renewal 18-29 months before expiration
  • $6 for a renewal more than 29 months before expiration

Endorsement Fees

  • 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.

  • Duplicate/ Replacement Fee: $17.00

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.