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Motor Vehicle Dealer Fees

Dealer License Fees

Fees must accompany application.
  • Dealer License: $275
  • DSB License (Boat/Snowmobile/Horse-trailer/Motorized Bicycles): $15

 Note: e-Licensing charges are included in the listed fees.



Surcharge for Statewide Electronic Licensing System

As of 2009, all dealer licenses have a temporary surcharge, used to defray the costs of building a statewide electronic licensing system. This surcharge is 10 percent of the licensing fee, subject to a $5 floor and a $150 ceiling. It applies to all initial and renewal license applications submitted by mail or in person, and will be collected for six years between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2015.


  • The initial license fee is subject to a $25 surcharge
  • The renewal license fee is subject to a $15 surcharge
  • For mopeds and trailers: The initial and renewal license fees are subject to a $5 surcharge.


If you have questions or concerns, contact DVS:


Driver and Vehicle Services
Dealer Unit
Suite 186
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-5186

E-mail: Dealer Unit

Phone:  Dealer Unit (651) 201-7800 

Fax: Dealer Unit (651) 297-1480