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User Guide  

There are several ways to find information on dps.mn.gov :
  • Search Box
  • Navigation Bars
  • I Want To
  • What’s New
  • Features
Each function is detailed below.
 

Search Box

Located in the upper-right corner on all DPS webpages, the Search Box quickly locates information when you type in a word or phrase and click Go or Enter.
 
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    Tips

  • Be specific. (If searching for Driver and Vehicle Services for example, type in Driver and Vehicle Services or DVS.)
  • If search words are typed in all lower case, the search will deliver any combination of upper and lower case.
  • If any part of a search is typed in upper case, the search will deliver case-sensitive matches.
 

    Keyword Search

  • If the word license is searched, a listing of all webpages with the word license will be displayed.
  • If an item cannot be found, contact DPS through the online feedback form.
 

    Phrase Search

  • Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase. For example: “renew tabs” will result in a display of webpages that contain the exact phrase.
  • Another way to link words together is by using the + sign. For example, type: minnesota + license + tabs. This will result in a more defined display of webpages that contain all search words entered.
  • Results
  • The results page will display matches found and rate them with percentages, with 100% indicating an exact match to a search. The most relevant content will be listed first.
  • If the search results are not relevant or too broad, try with more specific terms.
  • If there are no results, the search terms might be too specific, try a broader word search.
 

Navigation Bars

Located at the top and bottom of each DPS webpage, the navigation bars provide links to information.
 
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I Want To

 

Provides a drop-down menu of the 10 most requested services on the DPS Website. Click on the drop-down menu, select a service, click “Go” and webpages with information will be displayed.

 

 
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What’s New

Displays breaking news and current events.

 

Features

Highlights department programs and events.
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System Requirements

The DPS Website supports the following:
Browsers: Internet Explorer v7+, Fire Fox v3.0+, Safari v3+
Operating Systems: Windows XP +, MAC v10.3+
Recommended Minimal Resolution: 1024 x 768