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How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Minnesota

If your vehicle's registration card, license plate(s) or stickers are lost, stolen, or damaged, you may apply for a replacement with the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services Division. While the procedure differs slightly depending on what needs to be replaced, you will usually need to complete the appropriate application for replacement registration card and/or plates.

APPLYING FOR A REPLACEMENT REGISTRATION CARD

You can apply for a replacement registration card if your card is lost, stolen, or damaged by following these steps:

  1. Go to the nearest DDVS office with your driver's license or license plate number.
  2. If your current registration card has been damaged, attach the damaged card to the application.
  3. Pay the duplicate registration fee, currently $1, and you will get a newly printed registration card.

APPLYING FOR A REPLACEMENT LICENSE PLATES

If one or both of your license plates are lost, stolen, or damaged, you must apply for replacement plate(s) immediately. You can obtain replacement plates either in person or online.

Applying For Replacement License Plates In Person

  1. Visit your local DDVS office.
  2. Complete the Application for Duplicate Plates and/or Stickers. The correct application depends on whether you have regular, special interest, or personalized plates.
  3. You must be registered as the owner if you want to apply for duplicate license plate(s) and/or stickers.
  4. Bring the damaged plate(s) with you, if you still have them.
  5. Bring your valid Minnesota driver's license or State identification card.
  6. If your current address differs from the one the Minnesota DDVS has on file, you must also provide proof of ownership of the vehicle (a copy of your title or registration card), along with a police report, if your license plates were stolen.
  7. Pay the appropriate duplicate license plate fee, which varies depending on whether you have regular, special interest, or personalized plates and the number of plates you are replacing.

Applying For Replacement License Plates Online

To be eligible to apply for a replacement license plate online, you must be the registered owner of the vehicle.

  1. Complete the Application for Duplicate Plates and/or Stickers.
  2. Pay the appropriate duplicate license plate fee, which varies depending on whether you have regular, special interest, or personalized plates and the number of plates you are replacing.

APPLYING FOR REPLACEMENT LICENSE PLATE STICKER(S)

Replacing the Year and/or Month Stickers

If your vehicle's year sticker is lost, stolen or damaged, you are required to obtain a replacement sticker. The year and month stickers you are replacing must match the one originally assigned for the vehicle. You must:

  1. Complete the Application for Duplicate Plates and/or Stickers.
  2. Pay the appropriate fee.
  3. Submit the application at your local DDVS office.

For any assistance, you can contact the Deputy Registrar or Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services Division.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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