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How to Renew a Driver's License in Minnesota

A Minnesota Driver's License can be renewed in person at any Driver and Vehicle Service location in the state.


  1. Your Minnesota driver's license will generally expire on your birthday. The license expires on your fourth birthday after issuance or renewal.
  2. The renewal process includes taking a vision test and a new photograph.


You must bring:
  1. Your expiring Minnesota driving license or proof of ID if the expiring license is not available.
  2. If your name has changed, documentation like marriage certificate, certified divorce or dissolution of marriage decree, or other certified court orders mentioning such a change will be required.
  3. An application form needs to be filled in with the Social Security Number on it. The form is available only at the driver license offices.
  4. The renewal fee of $24, payable in cash or a personal check.


Reviews of How to Renew a Driver's License in Minnesota

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What the heck is an advertizement for Mitt Romeny asking for $5.00 donations doing on this official MN State website? Is there no end to this junk way of doing business! I came to this site to get official information on how to renew my driver's license, not to read or donate to anyone through an official state website. This is disgusting and abuse of power!

Read the disclaimer at the top of the page. This site is NOT an official government site. Your spelling could use some attention as well.

I renewed my license on 9/6/2012 due to a name change and it being due in February...I still have not recieved my new one in the mail, should I be concerned?

I renewed my license (the process went fine) but the new license got back had the wrong eye color, even though I filled in the correct color on the application. Is this a big deal? How do I get it fixed?

I'm abroad and thus not able to be back to MN to renew my DL. Will I be able to do it whenever I'm back? Thanks!

It's best to renew early (within a year of expiration). Otherwise you can do an out-of-state renewal. Email or call 651-296-2911 and they can get you the paperwork needed (its not available online). There is some extra cost to renewing out-of-state.

I am now in Tanzania and will not be back in Minnesota until June orJuly, my license expires on May 7,2011. Can I get an extension? Can you please advice me. Thank you, Esther Lorenzen

No you can't, come back here and get it done. Then go back to Tanzania.

Just kidding, I don't have any idea.

you're an idiot.

Do they even have cars in Tanzania?