Renewing Your CDL in Minnesota
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If you hold a valid Minnesota CDL, you may renew it at any time. Minnesota CDLs expire four years from your birthday of the year that you renew.
You should receive a renewal notice at least 60 days before your license expires. The notice is sent to the address on file with the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), so be sure your current address is the one the DVS has. Minnesota law requires you to apply for a duplicate CDL within 30 days if your address changes.
If you do not receive a renewal notice, you must still comply with state and federal commercial driving regulations to renew your CDL in Minnesota.
To renew a Minnesota CDL with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME), you must pass the HME knowledge test. You may also be required to have a new physical exam.
If your Minnesota CDL with HME is expiring before before the 30 days required for fingerprinting, you can renew your CDL, but it will not have the HME until the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) processes the prints. This prohibits transport of hazardous material loads until HME is renewed. This costs $89.25.
- Class A: $43
- Class B: $35, including intrastate only
- Class C: $28
- Additional school bus processing fee, original or renewal: $4
- Additional motorcycle endorsement fee for existing endorsement with renewal or updgrade: $21
- Examination fee for each endorsement: $2.50
You must self-certify your type of vehicle operation with the Minnesota DPS by January 2014. This means you must self-certify one of the following driving categories:
- Non-Excepted Interstate
- Excepted Interstate
- Non-Excepted Intrastate
- Excepted Intrastate
If you choose Non-Excepted Interstate, you must provide the DPS with a federal medical certificate.
Submit a completed a self-certification application by:
- Faxing to (651) 297-4447
- Dropping off at any DPS office
- Mailing to:
- Driver and Vehicle Services Division
- 445 Minnesota St.
- Suite 180
- St. Paul, MN 55101-5180
Questions? Call (651) 297-5029.
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