is a privately owned website.* Privacy

How to Renew a Driver's License in Minnesota

Compare Auto Insurance Rates and Save Exclusive!

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.


Submitted by extreme body bu... on 3rd Oct 2013

Hello, it really interesting,

Hello, it really interesting, thanks

Submitted by Dorogie devushk... on 2nd Mar 2013

J’ai téléchargé quelques

J’ai téléchargé quelques thèmes blog WordPress à partir d’autres sites. Ils sont dans le format de fichier zip. Comment puis-je les appliquer? Puis-je obtenir un guide étape par étape?.

Submitted by jackswife on 8th Oct 2012

What the heck is an

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!

Submitted by orionsbelt77 on 20th Oct 2012

Read the disclaimer at the

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.

Submitted by SLSwanson on 5th Oct 2012

I renewed my license on

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?

Submitted by emw on 10th Oct 2011

I renewed my license (the

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?

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th May 2011

I'm abroad and thus not able

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!

Submitted by hindo on 15th Feb 2012

It's best to renew early

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on 25th Feb 2011

I am now in Tanzania and will

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 4th Mar 2011

No you can't, come back here

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 4th Mar 2011

Just kidding, I don't have

Just kidding, I don't have any idea.

Submitted by Anonymous on 16th Apr 2011

you're an idiot.

you're an idiot.

Submitted by jayo on 12th May 2011

Do they even have cars in

Do they even have cars in Tanzania?