Renew Registration in Minnesota

Need to renew your Minnesota car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will 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.

Renewing your Minnesota Registration

Renewing your tag is an easy process in Minnesota, as you are given option of renewing in person, online or via mail.

Minnesota allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. Be sure that before registering you have at hand your renewal form, license plate number, vehicle’s VIN number and a credit card to pay the required fees.

To renew your Minnesota tag in person, find your local DVS office. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, drivers license, license plate number and proof of insurance.

You are only eligible to renew by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, complete any changes on the renewal form, and mail it and the check or money order, in the envelope provided. You should receive your new Minnesota car registration within ten days.