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    Duplicate Registrations, License Plates, and Decals in Minnesota

    If your Minnesota license plates, registration card, or license plate stickers are lost, stolen, or damaged, you should try to request replacement items as soon as you can through the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS).

    Driving around without your license plates, current stickers, or registration documents is risky. If you're pulled over by a law enforcement officer and you cannot present your registration papers, you may receive additional fines on top of the ones that you may by facing for your initial violation. If you drive around or park on Minnesota public roadways without your license plates or registration stickers attached to your vehicle, you will most likely receive a traffic citation and fines; your vehicle may even be impounded.

    Registration items that are damaged beyond the point of legibility may cause you the same problems as if your documents were missing.

    On this page you'll find an overview of the steps you can take to order replacement registration cards, license plates or deals.

    If you have specific questions regarding your vehicle registration, you should contact the Minnesota DVS.

    Replacing Minnesota License Plates and Tabs

    To replace your plates or stickers, complete the Application for Duplicate Plates and/or Stickers (Form PS2067B-15) and take it to a Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) motor vehicle office. You must be listed on the vehicle's registration card to apply for duplicates.

    On the replacement application you'll need to indicate wether you need license plates, registration year stickers, or weight stickers. You'll also need to indicate whether your items were:

    • Stolen.
    • Lost.
    • Defective.
    • Destroyed.
    • Surrendered.
    • Issued in error.
      OR
    • Never received.

    The fee will vary according to the number of license plates needed.

    You may also replace your plates online while renewing your registration. Under the Plate Options heading, just choose your type of plate, and show why you need to replace it.

    If your registration card is also lost or damaged, continue reading below to learn about the general steps for replacing your registration receipt.

    NOTE: If you have reason to believe that your license plates or yearly registration stickers were stolen, you should file a police report with your local law enforcement agency along with contacting the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS).

    Lost Registration Cards in Minnesota

    To replace your missing or damaged vehicle registration card, you'll need to visit a Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) location in person.

    You'll typically need to have the following information to obtain a replacement registration card:

    • Your name and address as they appear on your vehicle registration.
    • Your driver's license to prove your name, address, and identity.
    • Your license plate number.
    • Your vehicle identification number (VIN).
    • The make, model, year, and color of your vehicle.

    The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) office will generally print a document to replace your vehicle registration card. Fees will apply for the duplicate. The specific duplicate fees and replacement requirements may vary from county to county.

    Contact your local Minnesota Driver and Vehicles Services (DVS) office to determine exactly what information, items, and fees you'll need to submit to receive a duplicate vehicle registration card.