How To Replace Your Minnesota Drivers License

If your Minnesota drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DVS related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DVS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DVS.

3: Via a DVS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DVS office. Varying DVS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DVS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DVS allows you to make a personal appointment.

Replacing Your Minnesota Drivers License

In Minnesota, you must replace your license in person at a local DVS office. Make sure to generate your application and checklist before heading over.

In Person:
You'll need the following documents to replace your license:

  • Social Security card
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residence

Click here for a full list of acceptable documents.


The replacement fee is $12.75.

Out of State
If you need to get a replacement license while you're away, you may call the driver's license helpline at (651) 297-3298 and request that package be mailed to your current location. The package includes everything you'll need to order a replacement license. However, be aware that depending on the time of year you make this request, it can take up to six weeks for you to receive your license.

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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