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    Changing Your Address in Minnesota

    Whether you’re a new resident to Minnesota or moving within the state, you must update your address with the Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS).

    On this page, you’ll find information on how to change your address on your MN driver’s license, identification card, vehicle title, and registration.

    MN Driver’s License or ID Card Address Change

    Within 30 days of moving within Minnesota, you must update your address on your MN driver’s license or ID card by either replacing or renewing it.

    If you have just moved to Minnesota from another state, see the “New Minnesota Residents” section below.

    Replace Your MN Driver’s License or ID Card

    To replace your MN driver’s license or ID card with a duplicate, visit your local MN DVS office in person. You cannot replace your MN driver’s license or ID card online or by mail.

    To replace your MN ID card or driver’s license:

    • Bring your current ID card or driver’s license.
    • Pay the duplication fee. (See the “Fees to Update Your MN Address” section below.)

    If your Minnesota driver’s license or ID has been expired for more than 1 year, you will also need to reapply for a new driver's license: You will need to pass the written and skills test as well as have the following documentation:

    • Primary proof of identification, such as:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Current U.S. passport.
      • Current military ID.
    • Secondary proof of identification, such as:
      • Certified birth certificate.
      • Current out-of-state driver’s license.
      • Social Security card.

    Visit the website for a complete list of accepted proof of identity documents.

    Renew Your MN Driver’s License or ID Card

    To renew your MN driver’s license or identification card, visit your local MN DVS office in person. You cannot renew your MN driver’s license or ID card online or by mail.

    If you are turning 21 years old, the state lets you renew 3 weeks before your 21st birthday.

    You must:

    • Complete an application form (available at a MN DVS office).
    • Pass a vision test, if renewing a driver’s license.
    • Have your picture taken.
    • Bring your MN driver’s license or ID.
    • Provide your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Pay the renewal fee. (See the “Fees to Update Your MN Address” section below.)
    • Have your parent or legal guardian sign your application, if you’re under 18 years old.

    If your Minnesota driver’s license or ID has been expired for more than 1 year, you will need to retake the written and skills test and you will also need to provide:

    • Primary proof of identification, such as:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Current U.S. passport.
      • Current military ID.
    • Secondary proof of identification, such as:
      • Certified birth certificate.
      • Current out-of-state driver’s license.
      • Social Security Card.

    Visit the website for a complete list of accepted proof of identity documents.

    NOTE: If your legal name is different than the name on your primary document, you must provide proof of a legal name change. For more details see our Changing Your Name in Minnesota page.

    MN Vehicle Title & Registration Address Change

    You can change your address on your Minnesota vehicle title and registration online or in person at a Minnesota DVS office.

    To change your address online, visit the Department of Public Safety’s Motor Vehicle Address Change website. You’ll need to provide your:

    • Driver’s license number.
    • License plate number.

    You can also change your address when you renew your MN vehicle registration. For more information, visit our page on Registration Renewal in Minnesota.

    For more information on changing your address on your vehicle title and registration, please call the MN Driver and Vehicle Services at (615) 297-2126.

    New Minnesota Residents

    If you are a new resident in Minnesota, you must:

    • Get a MN driver’s license within 60 days, if you wish to drive in Minnesota.
    • Get a MN commercial driver’s license within 30 days, if you hold an out-of-state commercial license.
    • Register your vehicle in MN within 60 days or before your registration expires, if you own a vehicle.

    NOTE: The MN DVS has exemptions for military members. Please see the “Exemptions for Military Members” section below for more information.

    Visit our following pages to find out how to apply for a license, and register and title your vehicle in Minnesota:

    Exemptions for Military Members

    If you are an out-of-state military member (or family) based in Minnesota, you do not need to get a Minnesota driver’s license.

    Military members with vehicles registered in Minnesota are exempt from paying registration taxes until 90 days after they finish active duty.

    For more information regarding your specific situation, please call your local DVS office.

    Fees to Update Your MN Address

    Minnesota Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards

    Driver’s license:

    • Class D: $26.25.
    • Motorcycle Endorsement: $13.
    • Class A: $45.25.
    • Class A (under 21 years old): $25.25.
    • Class B: $37.25.
    • Class C: $30.25.
    • Duplicate (all classes): $15.75.

    Identification card:

    • Under 65 years old: $20.25.
    • 65 years old and older: $16.50
    • Disability ID: $.50.
    • Enhanced ID card additional fee: $15

    Note: Some MN DVS offices offer an express service for driver’s license and ID cards for $20. If you use this service, your Minnesota driver’s license or ID will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

    Minnesota Vehicle Registrations

    Registration taxes and fees vary by vehicle; please call (651) 297-2126 or contact your local DVS office for specific fees for your vehicle.

    • Registration filing fee: $6.
    • Wheelage tax (for vehicles in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott and Washington counties): $5.
    • Motorcycle tax: $10.
    • Moped tax: $6.

    License plates for passenger vehicles and trucks:

    • Double plate: $6.
    • Single plate: $4.50.

    Changing Your Name in Minnesota

    You must visit your local MN DVS in person to change your name on your Minnesota ID, driver’s license, vehicle registration and title.

    For more information, please see our Changing Your Name in Minnesota page.

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