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Minnesota DPS Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Minnesota DPS.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Public Safety. The official website for the Minnesota DPS is:

Online Services at the Minnesota DPS

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Minnesota DPS offers the following services online:

  • Start your driver’s license application.
  • Check your license status.
  • Renew your tabs.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Minnesota Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Minnesota DPS Practice Tests

Minnesota DPS Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Minnesota DPS Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Minnesota

Driver’s Education in Minnesota

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Minnesota Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Minnesota? has you covered!

Minnesota Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Minnesota Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Minnesota Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Minnesota Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Minnesota License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Minnesota driver’s license?

You’ll need to bring proof of your identity, age, residency, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Minnesota?

You can renew your license in person.

How long do I have to renew my Minnesota driver’s license after it expires?

There is no grace period. You must renew your license before the expiration date.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Minnesota?

Yes, you’ll have 60 days to get your Minnesota license.

When will I receive my Minnesota driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive your updated credentials within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Minnesota registration online?

No, you’ll need to contact the DPS to get a replacement.

How do I renew my car registration in Minnesota?

You can renew online, in person, or by mail.

Can I renew my car registration online in Minnesota?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my Minnesota car registration is expired?

You cannot legally operate the vehicle and you may be charged a late fee.

When will I receive my Minnesota car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

Your new registration documents and tabs should arrive within a few weeks.

How much of my Minnesota car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Minnesota?

Yes, you’ll need to do so within 60 days.

Minnesota DPS Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Minnesota office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Minnesota DPS, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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