Driver’s Licenses, Instruction Permits & Identification Cards

Driver’s License Exams






Exams and road tests are administered by the State of Minnesota.  All general knowledge and road tests are given by appointment only.  Click HERE to make an appointment.  You can also call the State of Minnesota directly at (651) 284-1234.

Motorcycle, reinstatement and CDL endorsements tests are available as walk-ins.

Renewing Your Driver’s License,
Instruction Permit or Identification Card is available Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm at:



Renewing your driver’s license in our office does not require an appointment.  However, Optional Appointments are Available HERE.


The Real ID deadline has been extended to May 7, 2025!

From the Department of Homeland Security’s webpage: Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.  For additional information, please Click Here.


Minnesota offers 3 types of driver’s licenses:
Click Here for a walkthrough comparison.

Standard Driver’s License/ID Card

Click Here for document requirements in English

Click Here for document requirements in Spanish

  • Acceptable for domestic travel until May 7, 2025

  • NOT acceptable for domestic travel after May 7, 2025

  • NOT acceptable for federal purposes


Enhanced Driver’s License/ID Card


Click Here for document requirements

  • Acceptable for domestic travel, meets Federal Real ID minimum standards

  • Acceptable for border crossing by land/sea only


Real ID Driver’s License/ID Card


Click Here for document requirements

  • Acceptable for domestic travel

  • Acceptable for federal purposes

Complete a Pre-Application!

Completing a pre-application is a helpful way to expedite your application process. You are taken through the application process at your own pace and it is very helpful in gathering the documents your will need to bring with your when you visit our office.  Click Here to go through the pre-application process!

  • You will need to enter your Social Security Number while completing a pre-application

    • If you do not have a Social Security Number please follow the prompts

  • Once you have completed the pre-application, print your confirmation page or record your confirmation number to bring with you to our office.

  • If you are applying for a Real or Enhanced Driver’s License you will need to bring ALL of your documents with you to our office.

  • Acceptable forms of payment can be found on our About page

Applicants under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Driver’s License for All

Effective October 1, 2023

All Minnesota residents, regardless of legal presence in the United States, can begin the process of obtaining a standard, Instruction Permit, Driver’s License or Identification Card.

What you need to know

  • Applicants need to provide one primary and one secondary identification document or two primary documents from the standard document requirements list.

  • Applicants must pass the class D written knowledge test and road skill test to receive a standard driver’s license.

    • A practice knowledge test is available Here.

    • A study guide is available Here.

    • Appointments are required for tests & can be made at Drive.MN.Gov

  • Information you provide on your application is private & DVS cannot share it with civil immigration enforcement or disclose the information to state or federal agencies that primarily enforce immigration law.

  • The Driver’s License for All law does not apply to REAL ID, Enhanced driver’s licenses/ID cards or to commercial driver’s licenses.

  • A standard permit, driver’s license or ID card are generally accepted as proof of identification unless a REAL ID is required.

A full list of frequently asked questions is available on Minnesota’s Driver’s License for All web page.



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